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

efc at swisscows.email efc at swisscows.email
Fri Apr 21 14:31:29 UTC 2023

On Fri, 21 Apr 2023, Giovanni Santostasi via extropy-chat wrote:

> Maybe some people with a deep seated belief of the uniqueness of the
> human soul and spirit feel at an unconscious level, that they are being
> threatened and that is where the emotion springs from.
> Yes, exactly.People that have religious beliefs feel threatened, but also people that feel marginalized like some minorities. I agree
> that we need to be careful that the AIs are not perpetuating some of the mistakes of the past like taking advantage of groups that
> are not similar to ours but we can solve this by stopping technological progress or actually discriminating against these new minds
> exactly how it was done against these minorities in the past. This why I hate wokism because it has nothing to do with making the
> world more equitable and just but it is all about very superficial and manipulative identity politics. 

Just imagine, extrapolate from where we are today, to tomorrows "For AI
rights", the political party representing the minority rights of AI:s
etc. all the way up to granting them legal rights and having them
participate on "equal" terms in society with humans.

Quite a fascinating future that would be.

Best regards, 

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