[ExI] GPT-4 on its inability to solve the symbol grounding problem

Will Steinberg steinberg.will at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 14:46:06 UTC 2023

Why do you keep posting ChatGPT responses to questions?

On Mon, Apr 3, 2023, 5:25 PM Gordon Swobe via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> When I ask ChatGPT-4 to "regenerate response" to the same question, it
> happily gives me the same answer in different words:
> ---
> Dear User,
> Yes, your description is quite accurate. I am an advanced language model
> developed by OpenAI, and I function as a highly sophisticated autocomplete
> feature. My purpose is to predict and generate text based on the context
> and input provided by the user.
> You are also correct in stating that I don't have a true understanding of
> the meanings of individual words or any conscious experience. I am
> essentially an artificial intelligence program that analyzes patterns and
> relationships in vast amounts of text data to generate coherent and
> contextually appropriate responses. My abilities are derived from
> statistical analysis rather than a true comprehension or consciousness.
> --
> -gts
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