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Could ChatGPT etcetera undermine community by making statements less significant for us?

For me, it does not change anything. I have been in online communities since the late '80s. There have been very few indeed where I had a meaningful relationship to actual humans (small local/regional ...
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Could ChatGPT etcetera undermine community by making statements less significant for us?

If a few people pass off AI answers as their own, it is bound to make people more sceptical. But the quality of the answer is the main thing. There are two risks to SE, I think:- If the answers get ...
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What's The Reasoning Or Logic Behind The Value Of A Promise / Agreement?

No, the fact that you are more mature and better informed at a later time is in most cases irrelevant. In most human societies there is a convention that a promise should be honoured, and that to ...
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Could ChatGPT etcetera undermine community by making statements less significant for us?

Excellent question. But, I think you're looking at it the wrong way. If you view philosophy and language to be a tool that helps us to model reality, then what you are after is the best model you can ...
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Could ChatGPT etcetera undermine community by making statements less significant for us?

The problem, in me humble opinion, lies elsewhere ... we're barking up the wrong tree. I'm not as worried about ChatGPT's prowess with words but with the rather disturbing ease with which ...
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Could ChatGPT etcetera undermine community by making statements less significant for us?

Tools like GPT are the culmination of decades of research spanning neuroscience, philosophy of mind and language, the mathematical theory of communication, as well as animal studies of learning which ...
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What's The Reasoning Or Logic Behind The Value Of A Promise / Agreement?

If you break a promise, you lied. It's as simple as that. This rather lamentable practice, although in some circumstances completely unavoidable, is what the phrase empty words was coined for. ...
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What is the fallacy called where "Nothing a liar said can be true?"

A Roman legal doctrine, falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus (false in one, false in all). Essentially a warning to not accept the testimony of a witness who has lied (even once) wthout corroboration. ...
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Could ChatGPT etcetera undermine community by making statements less significant for us?

GenAI is a threat, because language is compression. It's valid to treat the exact same statement made by a middle-schooler and by a seasoned professional differently. Because one cannot possibly have ...
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What's The Reasoning Or Logic Behind The Value Of A Promise / Agreement?

@voice_of_reason, you have a very interesting thought. Before we can even look at your question, you do have a serious problem. You questioned: Isn't the latter me more knowledgeable and mature than ...
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What's The Reasoning Or Logic Behind The Value Of A Promise / Agreement?

You may be more knowledgeable at a later time. Or more deluded, desperate, amoral. As a practical matter, we do often "revise" commitments according to circumstances or build conditions into ...
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What's The Reasoning Or Logic Behind The Value Of A Promise / Agreement?

The problem is not that it's intrinsically "bad", but that it makes you an unreliable partner for future transactions and that real losses might be incurred by your counterparts in the ...
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