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Tang Chun-I Visiting Professorship Public Lecture: The Insuperable Problem of Other AI Minds

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The question of whether AI systems of sufficient complexity are conscious has been much in the news of late, especially as regards large language models such as LaMDA, ChatGPT, and GPT-4. But can we know or justifiably believe that a given AI system is conscious? Here I canvass strategies offered in response to the problem of other minds—the question of how we can warrantedly establish that persons or other animals are conscious—and argue that these strategies won’t work for the case of AI, for reasons that appear to be insuperable. I conclude that we are not now, and will likely never be in position to warrantedly establish of any AI system that it is conscious.

Conducted in English
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