The rise of artificial intelligence has sparked varied responses from tech leaders, politicians, and the public.
While some view AI, such as ChatGPT, as a transformative and advantageous tool, others worry about the potential for AI to surpass human intelligence. Anthony Chemero, a philosophy and psychology professor at the University of Cincinnati, argues that AI’s intelligence is distinct from human intelligence, emphasizing the lack of embodiment and understanding in AI systems.
In a co-authored paper in Nature Human Behaviour, Chemero notes that large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT generate impressive text but lack true understanding. They can produce biased and fabricated information, operating without the embodied cognition that defines human intelligence.
In summary, Chemero contends that LLMs lack human-like intelligence because they lack a genuine connection to the world, displaying indifference and a lack of inherent care for their statements.