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Why is a non-computable function a coherent idea?

We discovered that some functions are not computable after we started pondering the concept of a function, as part of the overall refutation of Hilbert's program.
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Computable syntax

To me it sounds like you are asking some ill-formed questions that could be clarified if you were familiar with some basic concepts. You say the following: how do I make sure my theory is "...
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Computable syntax

You ask: So what makes one system of syntax capable of being reasonably (usefully) computable? I'm not sure that I can find a source for what makes a good formal system, however, here are some ...
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Computable syntax

You seem to refer to Formal Systems. A formal system is essentially a set of concepts (precise definition of objects) and axioms (atomic principles, which in the context of the current system cannot ...
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Does or could ChatGPT understand text?

The question whether ChatGPT understands text has the pragmatic answer "Yes": Every user can confirm this by entering text into the text-interface of ChatGPT. The deeper question is: Does ...
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Computable syntax

Define your new symbols in terms of your old symbols. Pay attention to grammatical class; your new symbols should have the same class as the productions which they represent. Then, you only have to ...
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Does or could ChatGPT understand text?

The answer is pretty simple and short: The argument is false. Here's why: The presence or absence of text in the guts of computing machines is completely irrelevant. What matters is information. ...
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Does or could ChatGPT understand text?

I see from OP's profile that they wrote the paper! It defines what they understand by "text". 4.1 What is text? Text is written or printed language such as we find in textbooks. It ...
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Computable syntax

You can start by considering examples of reasoning within the reasoning domain you're targeting. Examples of the form, "from X and Y, Z would follow." Generate a lot of these examples. Be ...
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Computable syntax

So what makes one system of syntax capable of being reasonably (usefully) computable? Any logical language whose logic you understand and whose vocabulary means real things. So you need to understand ...
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Does or could ChatGPT understand text?

ChatGPT never gets the text questions online users type. All it gets is electrons. […] The ubiquitous claim that ChatGPT is trained on text stored on the internet is simply bonkers. This argument is ...
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Does or could ChatGPT understand text?

The old "It is nothing but a stochastic parrot" argument. Now it is true the main building blocks of ChatGPT and other LLMs do just that: User their neural net to predict on what word comes ...
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Does or could ChatGPT understand text?

First of all, I'm involved in NLP, so thanks for the paper. Some questions that come through here are malformed grammatically, so it's always a pleasure to find a semantically apropos, well cited ...
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Does or could ChatGPT understand text?

People are quick to point out that AI is merely electricity passing through some wires and transistors and such and to perform basic mathematical operations, and therefore AI is not intelligent like ...
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Does or could ChatGPT understand text?

The argument is irrelevant. You can apply the same logic to say that humans don't understand text, since text doesn't exist in your brain. There are lots of software applications that read text- if ...
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Does or could ChatGPT understand text?

First of all - LLM has no conscience so one can argue they do not understand anything at all. Does a flashlight understand that you switch it on when you push a button on it? No, it's just turned on ...
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Why is the lack of sound proof theory fatal for Second-Order Logic but the practical lack of sound proof theory for FOL benign?

"Sound" in logic has a precise meaning; see e.g. Ethan Jerzak, Second Order Logic: page 6: Theorem 3.1. Soundness of the deductive system for FOL: If Γ ⊢ Φ, then Γ ⊨ Φ, that means thatall ...
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Can Consciousness be Computationally Reconstructed from a Painting?

I could hardly be more confident that the answer to your question is no. You are assuming there is a unique, complete and computable correlation between one's mental state and the appearance of the ...
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Can Consciousness be Computationally Reconstructed from a Painting?

To use your Donkey Kong analogy, would you be able to reconstruct the software from a screen shot of the game? Even assuming that you know how the hardware works, the answer is no. The same visual ...
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Can Consciousness be Computationally Reconstructed from a Painting?

"Can we reconstruct the pig from the sausage?" There are many ways in which we can reconstruct what the pig would have looked like, how the pig came into existence, and how the pig was ...
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Can Consciousness be Computationally Reconstructed from a Painting?

You might deduce something, but it won't be much other than the obvious, and any will probably be very subjective. Let's try something easier. Supposing you wrote something. Does your handwriting tell ...
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Can Consciousness be Computationally Reconstructed from a Painting?

Yes, it can be reconstructed in theory because the consciousness itself is computational. We can see why that is true once we understand the nature of consciousness itself. We know that Plato and ...
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Can Consciousness be Computationally Reconstructed from a Painting?

Define consciousness sufficiently, and you can get an answer. Unfortunately there is insufficient consensus. One can comfortably say that given a painting, or even an entire collection of paintings, ...
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Can Consciousness be Computationally Reconstructed from a Painting?

From a computational perspective, if you make the first two assumptions, the only real issue is whether the transference is a one-to-one or one-to-many mapping from experience to artwork. If it is ...
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Can Consciousness be Computationally Reconstructed from a Painting?

Your thought experiment involving computation invokes some philosophical topics. In such a philosophical problem, the point is not to answer the question. But to take stock of the questions it raises. ...
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Can Consciousness be Computationally Reconstructed from a Painting?

The ideas and associations of a painter cannot be reconstructed from the pixels of his paintings: Because the conscious mental processes of the painter are dynamic processes, while the pixels on the ...
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Can Consciousness be Computationally Reconstructed from a Painting?

This isn't possible with current technologies, so it's best viewed as a thought experiment about the ramifications of the common assumption that consciousness reduces to brain-state. You have a second ...
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Can Consciousness be Computationally Reconstructed from a Painting?

I'd agree with @abcga that the whole computational angle is mostly irrelevant to the question. I mean first of all the "pixel-by-pixel" thing doesn't make any sense. I mean I'm not a great ...
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