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Artificial intelligence means making a computer do something that appears clever to humans. Fully general artificial intelligence remains an elusive and far-off goal; but many relatively 'intelligent' behaviors are now common even from consumer devices, for instance, recognizing a human face or playing a difficult game of chess.

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Does the success of AI (Large Language Models) support Wittgenstein's position that "meaning is use"?

By 'success' we think of current AI/LLMs capacity of producing text that is regarded as coherent, informative, even convincing, by human readers [see for instance Spitale et al. and Salvi et al.] ...
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Will the use of AI reduce our capacity to think? [duplicate]

In light of the rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), there's a growing concern regarding its potential impact on human cognition. Individuals like Elon Musk; Nick Bostrom of the ...
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Is it possible for there to be an AI chatbot that is a philosophical non-zombie?

As far as I know, the current philosophical consensus is that chatbots like ChatGPT are not conscious. However, in analogy with philosophical zombies, would it be possible to have a "...
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Does the use of AI make someone more intelligent?

Does the use of AI make someone more intelligent? I think I remember this coming up in the SEP, with respect to whether access to the internet means I "know" (or similar) everything that ...
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How essential is transparency in the AI future?

How essential is transparency in the AI future? Not just as a safeguard against anti democratic tendencies, but whether it is innately abuse to train AI to pose as a human, without clearly signallying ...
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Does or could ChatGPT understand text? [closed]

The following argument concludes that the common understanding of ChatGPT (trained on text, receives online users' text questions, etc.) is not supported by the science. What criticisms are there of ...
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Any publications on the Fermi paradox and GAI?

Is there any reason to think that GAI, in every conceivable form and with any possible safeguard, will annihilate any civilization that builds it, thereby solving the Fermi paradox (assuming that ...
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Does chat-gpt have an unconscious? [closed]

Does chat-gpt have an unconscious? Do you need qualia (which I feel chat-gpt lacks, though in reality I don't know what it is, rather than what it outputs) to have an unconscious, or just the capacity ...
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Does a program imply a programmer? [closed]

I propose there are 2 methods with which we could replicate consciousness. A physical replication of the brain where consciousness would emerge from a physical replication of a brains neural network. ...
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Where would consciousness be located in a machine? [closed]

The conscious thought I experience is behind my eyes and is located within my skull. I assume that experience is common. however, it may not be? In replicating consciousness in a machine such as a ...
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Could general-AI language generation be a test for sentience, sapience, or consciousness?

One of the oft-cited examples of how to test if Artificial Intelligence (AI) is intelligent (often expanded to sentient) is the Turing test. Simply, an AI or machine passes the Turing test if it can ...
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Turing machines, thinking and category mistakes

According to my recollection, some philosophers have argued that it is a category mistake to ascribe intelligence to Turing machines, because Turing machines are abstract mathematical objects. What ...
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If Large Language Models can do Maths, is Formalism true?

A slightly flippant question, but curious to see what my platonist rivals might have to say! One of the proported reasons that Open-AI was having business politics trouble was the suggestion that ...
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Will artificial intelligence lead to experimental philosophy?

Let us clarify some terms, so we do not turn our ankle in some linguistic rabbit-hole before we start. All experimental science used to be called 'Natural Philosophy'. Modern usage re-labels this as '...
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On a reductionist/functionalist account of consciousness, would we have ethical obligations toward robots?

If consciousness arises from specific functions instantiated by physical systems, consider a robot with functions mirroring those found in carbon-based life, particularly in humans. Would this imply ...
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Justice and general intelligence systems? [closed]

In a world of general intelligence systems. If an AI causes an accident how is justice served? This maybe due to the overlook of a human who is no longer there. And the reason for that would be it was ...
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How is AI changing our view of consciousness? [closed]

Consciousness doesn't reveal itself except through behaviour. We can't see others' minds, but we can hear their voice and what they say. This leads the observer to conclude that their interlocutor has ...
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AI paradox in DKIW hierarchy [closed]

You can check this link for basic info. (Note: 'data', 'information', 'knowledge' and 'widsom' words will be mention as shortened with first letters in this question.) In summary: D is the basis of W....
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Looking for reading recommendations: Theories of right/justice that safeguard against having one's job automated?

Can anyone recommend any books or articles on AI automation of jobs? Specifically, books that develop or discuss a theory of right and then apply it to the question of whether we should let job ...
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Is non-deterministic automated reasoning a viable strategy for solving problems in mathematical logic?

EDIT 2023/10/06 There are objections that this is too technical to be philosophy, and while I've seen questions on this forum go far beyond what I'm asking here in set theory, computability theory, ...
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Why are humans and AI often treated differently in cases where they perform nearly identical processes?

With respect to AI, some people appear to have an objection to the idea of feed[ing an] AI with other people's works and then claim[ing] all the output as yours. Let's create the following ...
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When is a subject position in a discourse antagonistic with others?

Just trying to relate my ladybird book of Foucault knowledge (though I've read him) to chat-gpt. When is a subject position in a discourse antagonistic with others? When is an LLM that is more ...
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Can AI make aesthetic judgments?

I'm guessing AI could maybe be used to determine the simplest solution, and I think it can clearly be used to check when a proof works. But can AI make aesthetic judgments? If so, then it may well end ...
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Are there forms of judgment or intelligence which include the capacity to disobey?

Are there forms of judgment or intelligence which include the capacity to disobey? Ideally, AI will lack this, but then does that mean its intelligence is lacking anything?
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If it doesn't matter to you whether something is AI, then do you matter?

If it doesn't matter to you whether something is AI, then do you matter? I won't bother clarifying every inference (there's a few) that is being made there, if only because the conclusion is very ...
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Does capability design force a re-eximantion of anonymity?

Following up on this recent question and generalizing, let's consider capability-oriented design. In this framing, a capability is a communicable token of authority; possession of a capability is ...
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Do ChatGPT and other AI bots force a rethinking of anonymity?

Many of the posts regarding AI mention the same issue regarding AI Bots: "Online, I can't tell the difference between a human and machine response. I don't see a solution to this problem that ...
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Can the Chinese room argument be used to make a case for dualism?

Suppose you have a conscious AI and you run its code by hand on a piece of paper. Would that AI still be conscious? If not, what is it about transistors that breathes life into an otherwise soulless ...
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Is AI capable of Hofstadter's anology?

In the book Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought, Hofstadter argues that analogy is a fundamental mechanism of neurocognition. Now, I've been ...
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When does simulating something produce a real effect of that thing?

I was just listening to an interview with David Chalmers where he opined that if one could accurately simulate the brain, consciousness would arise in the simulation. Are there any other instances ...
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I prompt an AI into generating something; who created it: me, the AI, or the AI's author?

I've been struggling with this question recently: Question: I prompt an AI into generating something; who created it? I can think of arguments in quite a few directions: I created it: The AI is an ...
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Is there a mathematical grounding for functionalism?

Take the sep definition of functionalism: Functionalism in the philosophy of mind is the doctrine that what makes something a mental state of a particular type does not depend on its internal ...
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How do concepts like human rights apply to an Artificial Intelligence agent?

Say one day we have created an artificial intelligence (AI) agent with self conscious and capable of thinking in a loop of thought under bounded rationality just like humans do... As human can inject ...
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Anthropomorphism and AI

The human brain and computer based AI are vastly different systems. Although both may perform similar functions, the mechanisms are different: one is purely electrical and assembled, the other is ...
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Is Rule-Based Machine Learning an Example of Inductive Logic in the Philosophical Sense?

Human beings are capable of deciding upon rules based on intuitions and observations their neurons presumably provide (certainly metaphysical presumptuous). According to WP, this is inductive ...
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How many isolated concept clusters are there?

Let me start by explaining what I mean by an isolated concept cluster. It is often remarked that you can't define any moral term without using other moral terms. For example, you can define obligation ...
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Does the computational theory of mind explain anything?

In science, when you theorize that X reduces to Y, you propose a theory that links X and Y in some causal way. Physicists don't just say, "What you experiences as a gas is really a swarm of fast-...
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What are the ramifications of an AI Bot passing a legal competency test?

The criteria for judging competence to stand trial was articulated in the 1960 Supreme Court decision Dusky v. United States. Dusky states that to be competent to stand trial, a defendant must have a “...
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What philosophies will support the idea that smarter is better?

Whether its natural or artificial, intelligence is economically expensive for businesses thst need intelligence to provide a good or service (Is AI a good that provides a service?) . Given all the ...
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The framing problem and "what breathes fire into our equations"?

So I've been pondering about a problem in artificial intelligence [frame problem and relevance realization][1] The frame problem refers to the fact that organisms must be able to zero in on relevant ...
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Are there any clear differences between the contributions of an AI bot and a human being to fora like Stack Exchange?

I perform the same tasks an AI Bot does when answering questions here: I go online and make sure that my answer can be validated online as a self-check. Is there a practical difference between me and ...
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What is the leading (most popular) account of intelligence amongst philosophers and/or artificial intelligence researchers?

I'm aware that AI systems are typically considered to be 'systems which act logically', but this is just a workable definition. I'm looking for something akin to a theory of intelligence. Something ...
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AI’s reflection of the Collective Unconscious

I’m very new to philosophy, only having read some Emerson and currently loving Kierkegaard, so I apologize in advance if this isn’t the right place to ask this or if it’s a very rudimentary question. ...
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Artificial intelligence ChatGPT said that solipsism is true. Any evidence of solipsism?

A user on Reddit was told by the artificial intelligence ChatGPT that solipsism is true. Why did he say that? Is there any evidence of solipsism that ChatGPT knows about? Should ChatGPT be trusted or ...
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The Leibniz - Turing Dilemma

The Turing Test is basically the idea that when (a) computer and a human can't be differentiated, that computer is an AI. Identity of Indiscernibles boils down to if A is indistinguishable from B then ...
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Inverted conversation with OpenAI ChatGPT leads to emotional feelings of the AI [closed]

This conversation I had with the greatest artificial intelligence of language processing was fascinating, and it's not over yet. The text is long, the conversation is very deep, but for those who are ...
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The Turing-Asimov Dilemma

The Turing Test is a simple test devised by Alan Turing to check for AI. If a machine is able to fool a human into believing it's a human then that machine is AI. The 3 Laws of Robotics were laid down ...
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Tracing a possibly invented quotation (Adorno?)

SE has quite rightly banned, for now, "answers" generated by ChatGPT -- but this is a question derived from there. Here is the session we had, with me setting it up with an Arendt quotation:...
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Can AI image generators be used as an aide to conceptual analysis?

Within the last few months, AI image generators such as craiyon (the one I've been using) have proliferated and then been used to generate all sorts of sometimes funny, sometimes compelling imagery. ...
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Do you think a program could understand our world and explore beyond? [closed]

New to StackExchange ! The question is very abstract, sorry for that. I was wondering if it was possible for a program to understand our world. What I mean by "understand" is that it could ...
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