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

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 06:50:00 UTC 2023

On Sun, Apr 16, 2023 at 6:57 PM Gordon Swobe via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> An LLM can’t because it has no access to the world outside of formal
> language and symbols, and that is where the referents that give meaning to
> the symbols are to be found.
> ### But your brain doesn't have access to the world, it only receives a
stream of binary symbols fed through cranial nerves and the spinal cord.

If we were to accept your argument that this lack of access precludes
consciousness, then we would be forced to believe that you are not

Are you?

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