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Mind, consciousness and ChatGPT: can ChatGPT impute unobservable mental states to others?
Chair: Andrea Mocci
USI Campus Est, room D0.03, Sector D // Online
16:30 - 17:30
Università della Svizzera italiana
In this seminar, Prof. Tonella will present the results of a recent study conducted at Stanford to assess the theory of mind (ToM) abilities of ChatGPT, i.e., the ability to impute unobservable mental states to others. The authors administered classical false-belief tasks, widely used to test ToM in humans, to ChatGPT. Based on their findings, the authors conjecture that a ToM-like ability might have emerged spontaneously as a byproduct of ChatGPT’s language skills.
Paolo Tonella is Full Professor at the Faculty of Informatics and at the Software Institute of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland. He is Honorary Professor at University College London, UK. Paolo Tonella holds an ERC Advanced grant as Principal Investigator of the project PRECRIME. He has written over 150 peer reviewed conference papers and over 50 journal papers. In 2011 he was awarded the ICSE 2001 MIP (Most Influential Paper) award, for his paper: ‘Analysis and Testing of Web Applications’. His H-index (according to Google scholar) is 63. He is/was in the editorial board of TOSEM, TSE and EMSE. He is Program Co-Chair of ESEC/FSE 2023. His current research interests are in software testing, in particular approaches to ensure the dependability of machine learning based systems, automated testing of cyber physical systems, and test oracle inference and improvement.
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