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Is it possible for language models to achieve language understanding?

What does “understanding” mean?

What is a language model?

Objection: Language models lack semantics

Objection: Symbols streams lack crucial information

Objection: Language models lack communicative intent

Tentative conclusions

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Christopher Potts

Christopher Potts

Professor of Linguistics and Director of CSLI, Stanford. Computational semantics and pragmatics, running, hacking.