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The Virtue of Not Knowing: Intellectual Humility in AI Research
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The Virtue of Not Knowing: Intellectual Humility in AI Research

Last Updated on July 17, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Soohyun Ahn ????

Originally published on Towards AI.

Exploring the Bright and Dark Sides of Intellectual Humility

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In the early days of my teaching career, admitting, “Hmm… I don’t have an immediate answer. Let me think about it and we can discuss it next class,” was so embarrassing.

It felt like a self-imposed scarlet letter, signaling my incompetence for all to see. The concept of intellectual humility, at that time, seemed far from a virtue.

I had little idea back then that intellectual humility, far from being an indicator of weakness, is indeed a cornerstone that fosters learning and growth. This truth holds not just within university teaching, where I began, but extends far… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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