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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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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?

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?

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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Statement Vs Proposition Vs Premise Vs Assertion

The SEP entry on propositions has for its point-of-departure: The term ‘proposition’ has a broad use in contemporary philosophy. It is used to refer to some or all of the following: the primary ...
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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?

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?

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?

First one needs a definition of intention. The definition should not restrict the concept to human capabilities. Because this would exclude just by definition a positive answer to the OP’s question. ...
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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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