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

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Tue Apr 11 01:36:37 UTC 2023

Hi Jason,

On Mon, Apr 10, 2023 at 5:35 PM Jason Resch via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> The computer metaphor is the idea that the brain works like a computer. I
> agree with you that the brain works nothing like a computer. The brain is
> not a device with logic gates, or instructions, or addressable memory. It's
> not a Turing machine.

Wait, help me out here.  My understanding of a "Turing machine" is any
machine that is "turing complete" (able to "replicate the operations of any
finitely describable system")
But a human consciousness is able to both understand and replicate the
operations of any finitely describable system, isn't it?

Oh wait, unless you are only talking about a specific Turing machine that
represents things on properties that are holes in paper, and not any
machine that represents information with other physical properties or
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