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I sure don’t fully understand how large language models work, but in that I’m not alone. But in the discourse over the last week over the Bing/Sydney chatbot there’s one pretty basic category error I’ve noticed a lot of people making. It’s thinking that there’s some entity that you’re talking to when you chat with a chatbot. Blake Lemoine, the Google employee who torched his career over the misguided belief that a Google chatbot was sentient, was the first but surely not the last of what will be an increasing number of people thinking that they’ve talked to a ghost in the machine.