Dr. Vlasta Sikimić is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Science and a member of the Philosophy and Ethics group at Eindhoven University of Technology. Her research focuses on the Social Epistemology of Science, Metascience, Philosophy of AI and ML in Science and Philosophy of AI in Education. In this episode, we discuss epistemic equity and tolerance, linguistic injustice, the philosophy of AI, the “halting problem” in scientific funding, using ML for scientific grant reviews, the epistemology of science and Slavoj Žižek.

You can find more of Dr. Sikimić’s work at https://vlastasikimic.com/ and https://twitter.com/VlastaSikimic

RSam Podcast #37


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Dr. Sikimić’s work:



On the discovery of the connection between HPV and cancer: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442215214/Catching-Cancer-The-Quest-for-Its-Viral-and-Bacterial-Causes
On diversity and inclusion: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02691728.2023.2258831
On the lab space gap: https://www.science.org/content/article/women-scientists-famed-oceanography-institute-have-half-lab-space-men
On the diversity of thoughts: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10670-009-9194-6
Sabina Leonelli’s on data: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2053951714534395
Speciesist bias in AI: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s43681-022-00199-9

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41104077-invisible-women

Slavoj Žižek’s work:

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