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SAILS Lunch Time Seminar: Theory of Mind in Large Language Models

Monday 3 April 2023

Theory of Mind in Large Language Models? Some results, and what I think they mean

The recent “generative turn” in Artificial Intelligence has struck many of us, both inside and outside the directly involved research fields. In the realm of natural language generation, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has demonstrated striking abilities to engage in convincing conversations on virtually any topic. Over the past months, researchers have debated extensively to what degree this model “understands” things about the world, including the social-cognitive realm of beliefs, desires, intentions, etc. We conducted various experiments using standardised “Theory of Mind” tasks with GTP3 and, in parallel, with children aged 6-9. I will present some of the results an discuss what I think they mean, while placing them in the broader context of current discussions about emergent cognitive capacities in generative language models.

Opportunities for SAILS project teams @ the Lorentz Center

Before the seminar, the Lorentz Center will shortly present options for using their facilities and support infrastructure to the benefit of your interdisciplinary SAILS project. 

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