Who is behind Semantic Creatures?
just few words about me, hoping to keep this sort of bio far from being self-congratulatory. I have just completed a PhD in Computing and my adventure in the academic world started with my first and enduring love for Philosophy and History of Ideas, which I have initially satisfied through my BA in Philosophy. Towards the end of my philosophical studies, I stumbled upon the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence and the idea that we could make thinking machines. In a nutshell, that was my first “fictional meeting” with Alan Mathison Turing and his journey through the history of computational intelligence and the ways to discern between humans and machines. My thesis on Alan Mathison Turing’s ideas, the Turing’s machine, the philosophical debates on what intelligent means (e.g. Searle’s Chinese room argument) was born. From then, I was always bothered by the fact that I was a Philosophy graduate talking about something I could not fully understand from a technical point of view. Using a bit of fast-forwarding technique, that inquisitive girl from Italy (sure, of course I have forgotten to mention this earlier) is in Leeds, UK, attending her Mres and then PhD in Computing, with the hope she could find herself a bit more knowledge about the nitty-gritty fundamentals of Computer Science.
For my own mental sanity, I also have a life which goes beyond all these intellectual elucubrations: I deeply love music, in particular baroque music and opera, I had an on and off affair with a resonant piece of wood called violin (alternated with 4-legs object named piano) and I am a long-term fencing amateur (which it has nothing to do with gardens and fences…). Photography is still a working progress skill, but each picture is a drop of joy, regardless its degree of technical imperfection…
If you want to find out a bit more about me, here few tools and instruments I often use to portray my research interests and passions: