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Episode #3

ChatGPT Does Not Understand Anything

It looks like ChatGPT understands what you’re asking. It looks like ChatGPT understands what it’s saying in reply.

It does not.

Alex and I discuss what understanding is, for both people and machines and what it would take for a machine to understand what it’s saying.

At the University of London, Alex Grzankowski is the Associate Director of the Institute of Philosophy and a Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck College. He researches and writes on issues in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language.