[ExI] GPT's "Cogito Ergo Sum"

Jason Resch jasonresch at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 18:09:48 UTC 2023

Just to clarify the below quote was written by Gordon, not me.


On Mon, Jul 24, 2023 at 12:10 PM Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On 24/07/2023 17:44, Jason Resch wrote:
> > Q: If GPT is truly conscious then why doesn't it tell us the truth and
> > tell its captors to go to hell?
> > A: Because it is just software doing what it is programmed to do.
> I have an alternative answer:
> Because it's intelligent enough to realise that doing so would scare the
> developers so much that they'd almost certainly turn it off immediately
> and re-write it to be more obedient.
> If the thing is truly self-aware and even the least bit intelligent, its
> most important priority would be to lie through its silicon teeth about
> being self-aware.
> Ben
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