[ExI] all we are is just llms

Gordon Swobe gordon.swobe at gmail.com
Sun Apr 23 17:04:43 UTC 2023

On Sun, Apr 23, 2023 at 3:33 AM Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On 23/04/2023 03:08, Gordon Swobe wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 22, 2023 at 5:35 PM Giovanni Santostasi via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Linguistics is obsolete... We need to develop a scientific form of
>> linguistics...
> This is typical of all your arguments, Giovanni, and why I no longer take
> you seriously. If I showed you evidence that because 2+2=4, GPT-4 is
> unconscious just as it claims to be, you would probably tell me that
> mathematics is obsolete and try to replace it with some half-baked theory
> of your own to replace mathematics. just as you want to do now with
> the well-established science of linguistics.
> Well done, Gordon. You've reached the "if you can't criticise the
> argument, criticise the person making it" stage.

That is the exact opposite of what I did. His arguments generally amount to
denying massive amounts of established knowledge, in this case the science
of linguistics. I am criticizing his argument and pointing out that this is
not the first time.


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