March 22nd, 4:30 PM
CHI Think Tank, Frost Library

Abstract: The remarkable performances of chatbots like ChatGPT have arguably made the classic Turing Test for machine intelligence obsolete; ChatGPT’s ability to participate in convincing human-like conversations is uncanny. But are we any closer to artificial general intelligence? To AIs with minds ? In this talk, I will explore some of the ways that generative language models like ChatGPT do and do not behave like human minds and what they would need to get closer to being truly minded.


Speaker: Laura Sizer is Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College. Sizer has broad interests in philosophy of mind, cognitive science and applied ethics, including neuroethics and environmental ethics. She is particularly interested in questions at the intersections of ethics and the sciences. Sizer’s recent research has focused on happiness, well-being and what it means to live a ‘good life.’ Her current research looks at the roles of affect (emotions and moods) in our aesthetic experiences. She is also interested in topics in neuroethics such as the ethics of cognitive and affective enhancement.

The turnout was great! We had an attendance of around 30. Thank you all for participating in this exciting event about AI and the philosophy of the mind. The talk was recorded, so a link to that will be posted soon.

Here are some photos from the event!

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Thank you all for participating in this amazing event. Here is the link to watch the talk in case you missed it or just want to view it again!

Mind the Bot? How Close are Chatbots to Having Minds (Like Ours) with Laura Sizer