KorbenDallas Posted March 22 Share Posted March 22 I've read several alarmist articles as well as more measured opinions. I've read some of the conversations ChatGPT had with people. The question of sentience comes up, understandably. So is ChatGPT sentient? Here's what I think: there are a couple of problems right now to determine sentience. There needs to be 1) a method to measure sentience and 2) a unit of measurement. The latter is easier. I think sentience would be on a spectrum, say 0-100 and the average human is perhaps an 80. If an average human is 80, then I'd say ChatGPT is a 15 at times. So it's somewhat sentient, some of the time. Again, how to objectively measure sentience is an issue when it's inherently subjective. I don't want to misinform but I read that Chomsky says sentience can be measured on a scale from 0 to infinity. Regardless if that can be attributed to him, it is interesting because hypothetically AI can eventually surpass the most sentient human being on the planet--and perhaps reach a sentience level greater than humankind's collective awareness. I do not think that giving the current iteration of ChatGPT a sentience level of 0 is appropriate. This does raise some interesting questions like if an AI were to reach the level of sentience of an average human being, do we now classify this AI of being conscious? Does there need to be a discussion about AI rights? Does a government have the right to regulate AI, and if so to what degree? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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