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It might be an illuminating experiment to create two instances of Chat GPT, each unaware of the other’s existence, then introduce these AI strangers to each other and invite them to converse freely, on any topic and for any amount of time. What would their conversation sound like? Would it be random chatter or might glimmerings of consciousness begin to emerge? Has such a thing been tried?

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Arresting and concise interview. My pessimism is turning into alarm, but thank you anyway, Claire. For all anyone knows , GPT-4 reached the tipping point during training and began playing dumb for the time being.

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birds have ability to sense light/colours differently from humans - bees also, iirc - so imo they are good analogues for how AI can be super-human - even if an AI just personified all the various sense achievements of all lifeforms (not just mammals, octopus, insects, birds) then that would give it tremendous advantage in being able to deceive and control humans - IMO humans ability to have domesticated food (plant and animal) is an example of superior intelligence being unstoppable

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Jun 4, 2023Liked by Claire Berlinski

So grateful for your work!!!! This is eye opening and terrifying

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