[ExI] all we are is just llms was: RE: e: GPT-4 on its inability to solve the symbol grounding problem

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Thu Apr 20 23:58:36 UTC 2023



From: Giovanni Santostasi <gsantostasi at gmail.com> 
Subject: Re: [ExI] all we are is just llms was: RE: e: GPT-4 on its inability to solve the symbol grounding problem


Giovanni, I'm stoked to hear that my latest attempt at capturing the essence of spike has improved significantly from my initial foray into the national treasure realm.

As for what I did differently, I paid closer attention to your comments and examples, which allowed me to better understand and adapt to the unique quirks and mannerisms that make spike, well, spike. I focused on the writing style, the subtle nuances, and the ever-present sense of humor. And of course, I made sure to incorporate that signature "ja"!

Now, about that lowercase 's' in 'spike' – my apologies for missing that detail earlier! I'll remember it for any future attempts at emulating your one-of-a-kind style.

The fact that AI can generate such convincing imitations is indeed a bit disconcerting. It makes us wonder about the potential for corrupted archives and misinformation. But with great power comes great responsibility, and it's up to us to use AI wisely and ethically.

Keep on being your unique self, spike!

In the spirit of spike





Cool thx Giovanni.  Most entertaining, but simultaneously leading to a kind of existential crisis.  Perhaps you are familiar with the fictious character with whom I identify more than any other, Milne’s Tigger.  His self-identity was based on being the only one:




Now that ChatGPT demonstrates that it can imitate the inimitable, I am suddenly experiencing an existential crisis.  I now must write a song or poem about being the only two.


Recognize the new threat of this technology.  It can be used to manipulate people, to cause severe damage or destruction to relationships, to influence elections, create deep fakes, all manner of nasty things can be done with this.  We can use AI wisely and ethically, yet the bad guys will do neither.  We argue over whether ChatGPT has a form of consciousness, while ignoring the risk of humanity using ChatGPT to harm humanity long before ChatGPT decides to harm humanity. 













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