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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

My five cents take on this question. First of all, we should differentiate between a) the possibility of a (possibly artificial) live organism based, for example, on different "biology" than ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

In brief, think and feel. We call artificial intelligence because it is a simulcra of human intelligence by artificial means, and not natural as ours are. AlphaGo purported play 400 million games ...
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Who was the first philosopher to describe what we now call artificial intelligence?

You ask: Who was the first philosopher to describe what we now call artificial intelligence? Alan Turing is the first thinker to begin to address an artificial general intelligence. But we need to ...
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Who was the first philosopher to describe what we now call artificial intelligence?

Who was the first philosopher (e.g., Greek or pre-Socratic) You are not taking that the first philosophers were Greek ... tut, tut, tut. Who was the first philosopher to describe what we now know as ...
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Who was the first philosopher to describe what we now call artificial intelligence?

Ramon Llull is a good contender. From the Wikipedia article on the History of artificial intelligence: Spanish philosopher Ramon Llull (1232–1315) developed several logical machines devoted to the ...
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Who was the first philosopher to describe what we now call artificial intelligence?

If we had a characteristica universalis, we should be able to reason in metaphysics and morals in much the same way as in geometry and analysis. If controversies were to arise, there would be no more ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

In science fiction, one use of computers is as companions to humans e.g. as a robot. If physicalism were the true solution to the mind-body question, then such a companion could be developed to be ...
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Who was the first philosopher to describe what we now call artificial intelligence?

People often don't realise how vague a term Artificial Intelligence is. It can be used to indicate anything from a synthetic mind with human-equivalent capacities (more properly called Artificial ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

Science. Computers are useful tools in many cases, but I doubt that an AI will ever be first to explain the gravitational force, or provide a unified theory of everything. (Even Deep Thought could ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

They go off to play hyper-chess among themselves (as in the movie Her). They try, partially in vain, to teach us their language (like we tried to teach our language or some version of sign language to ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

The problem is that the answer is likely among those fuzzy qualities about us that we don't fully understand yet. Like when it comes to doing stuff, we're kind of in the category "jack of all ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

Everyone super excited about these chatgpt type tech, thinking they conversing with a being that reasons, don't understand what chatgpt does. It just finds the most likely best next word in a ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

Unfortunately, a definitive answer to address this question cannot fit into a short text. First, it very much depends on what a computer is supposed to mean. In computer science, the notion of ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

It depends on how we create AI. We may find the best way to reach true AI is to make them very human like. Give them human incentives. Give them sensors to feel petting of a pet. Give them Systems ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

LOVE Computers cannot love. They can only simulate some behaviours of love via their overt external actions, but they cannot actually experience internal love. A few famous quotes help illustrate ...
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Can LLMs have intention?

Do you accept the Turing test as proof? In that case I would say that yes, even today large language models expose behavior which, for all intents and purposes, can only be called "intentional&...
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Can LLMs have intention?

We could make it so, if we wished Yes, it can, if we assume that by "LLM" you are meaning the whole package that's visible to the user (i.e., something like ChatGPT) and not only the smaller ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

"What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?" Nothing (from a materialist/scientific perspective - some e.g. Penrose might disagree - see the comments). Why ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

Epiphany: computers won't ever be able to truly harness the power of emotions, because their emotions are are deliberately built in and so lack the chaos and noise of our internal lives, and for this ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

In his book 'The Emperor's New Mind' Penrose argues that human consciousness is non-algorithmic, and thus is not capable of being modeled by a conventional Turing machine, which includes any ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

Humans can take moral responsibility for their actions. Computers will never be able to do so. Suppose an autonomous robot soldier kills an innocent person for no justifiable reason. The moral failure ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

“What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?” Be human. In all seriousness, your question reduces entirely to what it means to be human. If computers (or anything else) ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

I suppose the fundamental question here is the issue of 'beingness'. As of this writing, computers are not 'beings', meaning that they don't have awareness of themselves as unique beings coextant in a ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

Computers will never have any interest to do anything. Computers will never be able to take initiative, have their own agenda, strive towards their own goals. Computers, no matter how advanced, will ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

I think that the inevitable evolution of humans is to become computers themselves. At some point, it will be technically possible and practically desirable to move human consciousness into a digital ...
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What do humans do uniquely, that computers apparently will not be able to?

Like many questions in philosophy, this is a question that is easy to phrase in natural English but has key subtleties that make it terribly hard to answer. The flippant answer is we don't know. ...
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Can LLMs have intention?

If you believe in souls and define "intention" as something only a soul can have, then no. (Unless you also believe LLMs can have souls?!) But if you don't, I believe the answer is obviously ...
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Can LLMs have intention?

This seems to boil down to asking whether physicalism or mind-body duality is true. If the former then you could make a reasonable argument that an AI could develop consciousness if sufficiently ...
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Can LLMs have intention?

When we use the term "training" in these kind of systems, we mean that the built-in algorithms use accumulated data as an input in order to produce the output and are not based on static ...
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Can LLMs have intention?

I would like to answer by reversing the question. Paraphrasing a question of mine from 7 months ago which seems to me to have many points in common with this one and which, by the way, was not very ...
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Can LLMs have intention?

Let me address this question by sharing my unique experience involving both the mathematics behind large language models and countless philosophical dialogues conducted with ChatGPT. I have written ...
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Can LLMs have intention?

A gerrymandering process would show up clear intention, without the need to consider how it happened. Back in the days of AlphaGo, professional go players would easily comments on "AlphaGo ...
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Can LLMs have intention?

In many movies, you have seen an AI robot moving here and there, doing this and that with an intention. Can a generative AI-like language model (e.g., ChatGPT) can ever do that? This question is ...
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Can LLMs have intention?

Not by a standard definition of intention. From WP: An intention is a mental state in which a person commits themselves to a course of action. Having the plan to visit the zoo tomorrow is an example ...
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Can LLMs have intention?

That probably depends on what you mean by "intention". Like the classical machine learning approach is as follows: Compile lots of input/output pairs Define a generally applicable formula ...
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Can LLMs have intention?

No, an LLM itself is a statistical model stored as a artificial neural network about linguistics in a training set. It has no activity, nor intentions. It has no perception of the world or time, no ...
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