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

Jason Resch jasonresch at gmail.com
Fri Apr 7 23:36:06 UTC 2023

On Fri, Apr 7, 2023, 7:25 PM Gordon Swobe <gordon.swobe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 7, 2023 at 1:44 PM Jason Resch via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Does it exist in the "outside world"? Is the platonic realm in the outside
>>> world?
>> I agree. I also side with the platonists. I believe the platonic realm
>> contains and explains us. I write about the reasons for this here:
>> https://alwaysasking.com/why-does-anything-exist/
> Good to know. I'll read your essay when I get a chance, probably later
> today.

I appreciate that. I'm anxious to hear your thoughts.

>> What do you really think is going on that makes humans special?
> This kind of question always annoys me. I am not making any extraordinary
> claims that humans are special. People who say software applications
> running on digital computers are somehow alive and conscious like humans
> are the ones making the extraordinary claims. The burden of proof is on
> them.

I've provided arguments. If you see errors in my arguments or reasoning, or
have challenges for my assumptions, I would sincerely appreciate you or
others pointing them out.

Note: I did not say the software is alive, nor did I say it was conscious
like humans are. Only that things that demonstrate awareness of something
we can assume to be conscious of something.


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