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

Jason Resch jasonresch at gmail.com
Sun Apr 16 18:07:27 UTC 2023

On Sun, Apr 16, 2023 at 1:06 PM Jason Resch <jasonresch at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 16, 2023 at 12:39 PM Gordon Swobe <gordon.swobe at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> In other words, the language of mathematics is just one of many languages
>> that it “understands,” the scare quotes to indicate that because it has no
>> insight into the world outside of language and symbols, it cannot ground
>> the symbols which is what we normally mean by conscious understanding.
> It "grounds" (I put that in square quote because there is never any direct
> connection with the objects themselves) the meaning to the patterns
> inherent within the set of symbols themselves. Do you acknowledge that
> these patterns exist? Can something (anything?) studying/analyzing these
> patterns to learn about (or possibly even understand) them?
> Jason
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