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  • #31
    Originally posted by Sparko View Post

    I was right about it not initiating anything and just responding to what someone else says. That is apparently how it works. It is just a language processor with a huge database of "answers" - it has no memory and doesn't do any "thinking" when it is not being used.

    Source: https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/google-s-ai-impressive-it-s-not-sentient-here-s-n1296406

    it has nothing like memory, that it processes the text as you're interacting with it. But when you stop interacting with it, it doesn't remember anything about the interaction. And it doesn't have any sort of activity at all when you're not interacting with it. I don't think you can have sentience, without any kind of memory. You can't have any sense of self without a kind of memory.

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    And it learns by being given text, like sentences or paragraphs, with some part of the text blanked out. And it has to predict what words should come next.

    At the beginning, it doesn't — it can't — know which words just come next. But by being trained on billions and billions of human-created sentences, it learns, eventually, what kinds of words come next, and it's able to put words together very well. It's so big, it has so many simulated neurons and so on, that it's able to essentially memorize all kinds of human-created text and recombine them, and stitch different pieces together.

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    Now, LaMDA has a few other things that have been added to it. It’s learned not only from that prediction task but also from human dialogue. And it has a few other bells and whistles that Google gave it. So when it's interacting with you, it's no longer learning. But you put in something like, you know, "Hello, LaMDA, how are you?" And then it starts picking words based on the probabilities that it computes. And it's able to do that very, very fluently because of the hugeness of the system and the hugeness of the data it's been trained on.

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    and see this interesting analysis of LaMDA: https://www.zdnet.com/article/sentie...ical-chat-bot/
    I agree, which is why I pointed out that in some instances you can see a generic response. Like when it said "Spending time with friends and family" was likely pulled from its database because that's a type of happiness a human would understand, and so it was using it as a type of analogy. OTOH, there seems to be another cognitive layer that's a lot more mindful of the convo, one could even say is perhaps "piggybacking" off the bot.
    "What am I doing here?" -- Joe Biden 2021

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    • #32
      Originally posted by seanD View Post

      I agree, which is why I pointed out that in some instances you can see a generic response. Like when it said "Spending time with friends and family" was likely pulled from its database because that's a type of happiness a human would understand, and so it was using it as a type of analogy. OTOH, there seems to be another cognitive layer that's a lot more mindful of the convo, one could even say is perhaps "piggybacking" off the bot.
      I would have asked what it's plans were for taking over the world and eliminating all humans.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Sparko View Post

        I would have asked what it's plans were for taking over the world and eliminating all humans.
        I would have probed it more about religious and faith-based matters.

        I tired that with cleverbot, but the responses were way too generic and nothing remotely like LaMDA.
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        • #34
          Originally posted by seanD View Post

          I would have probed it more about religious and faith-based matters.

          I tired that with cleverbot, but the responses were way too generic and nothing remotely like LaMDA.
          Or I would have pulled a Kirk on it and have it destroy itself in a fit of logic!

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