Google’s AI: Mistaking fluent Speech for fluent Thought

Posted by Peter Rudin on 8. July 2022 in News

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The human brain is hardwired to infer intentions behind words. Every time you engage in conversation, your mind automatically constructs a mental model of your conversation partner. You then use the words to fill in the model with that person’s goals, feelings and beliefs..

What researchers have determined is that you cannot simply trust a language model when it tells you how it feels. Words can be misleading, and it is all too easy to mistake fluent speech for fluent thought.


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