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

Giovanni Santostasi gsantostasi at gmail.com
Fri Apr 21 04:43:23 UTC 2023

It is clear that Bender, Mitchel, and others are somehow connected to each
other by some kind of crusade against the evil of male-dominated AI. They
are supporters of some post-femminism, postmodern luddism.

On Thu, Apr 20, 2023 at 9:37 PM Giovanni Santostasi <gsantostasi at gmail.com>

> My claims are much more founded that the ones she made. I gave examples
> and supported my claim with logic and knowledge of neuroscience, math, and
> physics. She is coming up with ridiculous stories about a talking octopus.
> She is evidently a Luddite when she says "supposed AI". Working in
> computational linguistics doesn't make her necessarily an AI supporter no
> matter what she claims.
> Giovanni
> On Thu, Apr 20, 2023 at 9:33 PM Gordon Swobe <gordon.swobe at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 20, 2023 at 10:23 PM Giovanni Santostasi <
>> gsantostasi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I think it is the AGI haters....
>> They are not "AGI haters." Dr. Bender actually addressed this non
>> sequitur in a recent tweet. As Professor of Computational Linguistics. she
>> is very *pro-AI*, but feels and I agree that people should stop using
>> hyperbolic language. She is urging wild-eyed dreamers like you to tone it
>> down and quit making extravagant and unfounded claims about conscious
>> language models and so on.
>> She blames much of it on corporate greed, which could possibly explain
>> that faux pax about Bard learning Bengali with no help.
>> -gts
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