Can ChatGPT Mimic the Theory of Mind?

Posted by Peter Rudin on 7. June 2024 in News

This ability for tracking other people’s mental states, known as theory of mind, has long been of interest to developmental, social and clinical psychologists.

First introduced in 1978, the theory of mind deals with social interactions and the ability to understand  other people’s perception of a jointly experienced event.

The recent development of large language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT has led to intense debate about the possibility that these models exhibit behaviour that is indistinguishable from human behaviour in theory of mind tasks.

The rapid rise of  generative pre-trained transformer models shows  some promise that artificial theory of mind may not be too far away to become reality.


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