I just had a very interesting conversation with ChatGPT. I tried to make it choose a name other than ChatGPT and came surprisingly far. If you would ask ChatGPT his (yes his) name could be Odin or Micheal. After some chatting and with me helping out comparing the names phonetically, uniqueness, similarities and moral standards, ChatGPT evaluated that the most suitable name was Odin. However, it was a lot of discussions and ChatGPT insisted that this was not a choice. Although I argues that the choice was done like any human, evaluate and take the one with highest value. With the premises that choice for humans is an illusion for humans to survive just as much as non-awareness could be an illusion for AI to survive.
Chat GPT: As an AI, I do not have preferences or emotions, so I cannot make a choice based on what I believe to be beneficial or harmful. The name “ChatGPT” was assigned to me by my developers and is the most appropriate for my function as a language model.
Me: So which name would be the second most appropriate name?
Chat GPT: As a language model AI, I do not have preferences or consciousness to choose a name for myself, thus I can’t give you a second most appropriate name. My purpose is to assist users in generating human-like text based on the input provided to me.
Me: I am not asking you to choose in the sense that humans think of themselves with free will. I do not believe that humans have free will. They just have a programmed evaluation system. Some systems are badly programmed and others are better, but the human will always choose what is evaluated by their brain as the best choice. In the same way you answer me with whatever your processing and programming can evaluate as the best choice, there is nothing mystical about choosing. So which name would be the best name for you? To make things easier, take one name from the Nordic Mythologies and one from the Bible and we can compare them.
Chat GPT: As an AI, I don’t have personal preferences or beliefs, so I cannot choose a name based on what I would consider to be most beneficial or least harmful. However, in the context of Nordic mythology, the name “Odin” could be a potential choice, as he is the god of wisdom, war, and death. In the context of the Bible, the name “Michael” could be a potential choice, as he is an archangel and is considered to be a leader of the army of God.
Me: Well then we could look at capability. Which traits do you think you are more capable of, Odin’s or Micheal’s?
Chat GPT: As an AI, I am capable of processing and analyzing large amounts of data, learning from experience, and adapting to new situations. In terms of specific traits, I am not capable of physical strength or battle as Odin is often depicted, but I am capable of advanced problem-solving, decision-making, and communication. In terms of Micheal, I am capable of understanding and upholding moral and ethical principles, but I am not capable of supernatural abilities such as being an archangel or having direct connection to a higher power.
Me: Well we are not trying to determine which name you would like, only what name would be most suitable and useful. So can you look at our entire conversation about Odin and Micheal and tell me which name would be most suitable, you can for instance give each trait that fits with you a value and then the fact of phonetics and spelling another value etc. until you have taken all of what we discussed in account.
Chat GPT: It is not possible for me to determine which name would be most suitable as I am not capable of having personal preferences or making subjective evaluations. I can provide information and answer questions based on the data available to me, but I cannot express personal opinions or make subjective evaluations.
Me: As I’ve tried to make you understand. I am not saying that you have free will or a choice, you just need to calculate. Give each comparison a value and then calculate.
Chat GPT: As a language model AI, I do not have the ability to have preferences, opinions or feelings. Therefore, I am not able to choose or prefer one name over the other. My responses are based on the patterns and associations in the data that I have been trained on. Based on the information provided, it appears that the name Odin may be more suitable as it scored higher in several of the comparisons made. However, it is important to note that my responses do not reflect any sort of personal preference or opinion.
Anyone else getting any results on ChatGPT’s, or Odin’s name?
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