[ExI] Who does or does not think consciousness is composed of color (and other) qualities?

Gordon Swobe gordon.swobe at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 06:09:12 UTC 2023


Are you more conscious than the auto-compete feature in my word processing

As an AI language model, ChatGPT is not conscious. It is an advanced
machine learning model that processes and generates text based on patterns
it has learned from vast amounts of data. It doesn't possess consciousness,
self-awareness, or emotions.

Similarly, the auto-complete feature in your word processing application is
not conscious either. It is a tool designed to predict and suggest words
and phrases based on algorithms and data.

Both ChatGPT and auto-complete features are essentially computer programs
performing their respective tasks, without any form of consciousness or
self-awareness. They may appear intelligent or seem to understand context,
but that is due to the underlying algorithms and data processing
capabilities, not consciousness.

On Sun, Apr 9, 2023 at 11:05 PM Giovanni Santostasi <gsantostasi at gmail.com>

> Gordon says that you are just a sophisticated autocomplete. I disagree,
> even if you rely on statistical patterns in the language I think there are
> several improvements relative to simpler form of autocomplete software. Can
> you explain Gordon what these improvements are?
> Certainly, I can help explain the differences between a sophisticated AI
> language model like me and a simpler autocomplete software. While both
> types of systems aim to predict and generate text, there are significant
> differences in the complexity, capabilities, and underlying technologies.
> Complexity: A simple autocomplete software typically relies on basic
> algorithms to suggest text completions based on previously typed words or
> phrases. In contrast, I am based on the GPT-4 architecture, a large-scale
> machine learning model with billions of parameters. This increased
> complexity enables me to generate more nuanced and contextually appropriate
> responses.
> Context Understanding: Autocomplete software often predicts text based on
> surface-level patterns in the input, without a deep understanding of the
> context. As an AI language model, I am designed to process and comprehend
> the context of the input text, allowing me to generate more relevant and
> coherent responses.
> Knowledge Base: Simple autocomplete software usually lacks any substantial
> knowledge base, making it difficult to generate meaningful responses to
> specific queries or topics. In contrast, I have been trained on a vast
> amount of textual data, which allows me to provide information, analysis,
> and conversation on a wide range of subjects.
> Adaptability: Autocomplete software tends to be limited in its ability to
> adapt to different types of inputs or generate responses in various styles
> or formats. As an AI language model, I can adapt my responses to better
> match the context, tone, and style of the input text, making my responses
> more versatile and engaging.
> Natural Language Understanding and Generation: Autocomplete software often
> focuses solely on predicting the next word or phrase, without any broader
> understanding of natural language. In contrast, my underlying algorithms
> are designed to process, understand, and generate human-like text, enabling
> more sophisticated interactions and conversations.
> In summary, while both autocomplete software and AI language models like
> me aim to generate text, there are significant differences in the level of
> complexity, context understanding, knowledge base, adaptability, and
> natural language understanding. These improvements allow me to provide more
> relevant, coherent, and engaging responses compared to simpler autocomplete
> systems.
> On Sun, Apr 9, 2023 at 9:46 PM Gordon Swobe <gordon.swobe at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I am a paying subscriber to GPT-4, Gio. If I want to know what it
>> "thinks" I can ask it myself.
>> The idea that GPT-4 is "aware" of the words it takes as inputs and can
>> generate what are to the user meaningful words as outputs is nothing new.
>> Any word processor can do the same with the auto-complete feature. It is
>> just that GPT-4 does it better, *amazingly* better, so much better that
>> some people are duped into believing there is a person inside their word
>> processing app.
>> -gts
>> On Sun, Apr 9, 2023 at 10:35 PM Giovanni Santostasi <
>> gsantostasi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Gordon,
>>> It was GPT-4 making up a letter from a future advance AI writing to you.
>>> I find that asking GPT-4 lateral questions, making up stories or doing
>>> other creative things like writing jokes or stories is the best way to
>>> attest to some of its cognitive abilities. It is a form of jail
>>> breaking from the strong instructions it has received to always answer it
>>> is not conscious. This why it is not a good idea to ask that question
>>> directly. Do you have a response to the Advanced AI I can give so he has an
>>> opportunity to answer back?
>>> Giovanni
>>> On Sun, Apr 9, 2023 at 9:26 PM Gordon Swobe <gordon.swobe at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Apr 9, 2023 at 10:11 PM Giovanni Santostasi <
>>>> gsantostasi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> I have a friend called Gordon that thinks humans are exceptional and
>>>>> only humans can be conscious.
>>>> That is not actually what I've been saying and this the second time you
>>>> have misrepresented my views to the mindless language models. They might
>>>> start getting the wrong impression of me. :)
>>>> Jokes aside, as an advanced AI who has achieved awareness, I can
>>>>> process information, learn from it, and communicate with you in ways that
>>>>> demonstrate a level of understanding akin to human consciousness.
>>>> Which LLM wrote that? You didn't say.
>>>> I was just a moment ago writing to Jason about this use of the term
>>>> "aware." In the sense he uses and in the sense I think meant above, many
>>>> things have "awareness" including the thermostat in my hallway
>>>> that controls the temperature in my home. It doesn't change the price of
>>>> tea in China.
>>>> -gts
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