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Does AI Understand Things? (Robert Wright & Gary Marcus)
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Does AI Understand Things? (Robert Wright & Gary Marcus)

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0:00 Gary’s background and place in the AI world
1:17 Are Gary’s views on AI paradoxical?
8:48 Bob: Searle’s Chinese Room argument is dead
19:01 Have LLMs demonstrated "theory of mind"?
26:06 Arguing the semantics of an LLM's “semantic space”
31:36 Do LLM representations map onto the real world?
40:52 Can (and should) we slow down AI development?
51:43 Gary: I’ve never seen a field as myopic as AI today
54:25 The (symbolic?) future of AI

Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Gary Marcus (https://garymarcus.substack.com/, Humans vs. Machines, The Algebraic Mind, Kluge). Recorded February 13, 2024.

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Bob's piece on Searle's "Chinese Room" argument:

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Robert Wright's Nonzero
Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.