[ExI] Another ChatGPT session on qualia

Gordon Swobe gordon.swobe at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 21:30:50 UTC 2023

This is the section of GPTs' reply that I wish everyone here understood:

> My responses are generated based on patterns in the text and data that I
have been trained on, and I do not have the ability to truly
> understand the meaning of the words I generate. While I am able to
generate text that appears to be intelligent and coherent, it is
> important to remember that I do not have true consciousness or subjective

GPT has no true understanding of the words it generates. It is designed
only to generate words and sentences and paragraphs that we, the end-users,
will find meaningful.

*We, the end-users*, assign meaning to the words. Some people mistakenly
project their own mental processes onto the language model and conclude
that it understands the meanings.

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