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sideways t1_j9vja6e wrote

Language mastery is a function of communication and problem solving ability in that language. Understand should be judged based on results not some mysterious inferred grammar understanding.


beders t1_j9wq47s wrote

You can’t just measure how well or interesting a text completion engine spits out words and proclaim it has “mastery”. Frankly that is BS.


sideways t1_j9wtpzn wrote

Of course... that's why I would never claim that a parrot had mastered language. It may know words but it can't use language in creative, communicative, problem solving. LLMs can.