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

Tara Maya tara at taramayastales.com
Tue Apr 18 06:17:42 UTC 2023

This is how children learn to speak. 

They not only look at things, but put everything in their mouth. (Even if it's not a potato.) They are very "grounded" indeed.

All the fancy stuff comes long after they chew on things to figure out what they are.

> On Apr 17, 2023, at 4:14 PM, Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> What I'm trying to understand is how do we 'ground the symbol' for "potato"?
> I suspect that you think that we look at a potato, and see a potato (and call it "a potato"), and that's the 'grounding'?

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