Qualia is the Latin plural for the singular “quale” (quality). Often known as the subjective, conscious experience, or phenomenal properties.
Examples of qualia include the perceived sensation of pain of a headache, the taste of wine, as well as the redness of an evening sky
Traditionally have second-order properties
- Ineffable (indescribable)
- Intrinsic (atomic, unanalyzable, cannot be split into constituent observations)
- Private (no interpersonal comparisons)
- Directly apprehended (not mediated by thought, inference)
Neural networks just assess vibes, they are the literal technical implementation of “no thoughts, just vibes”.
On context-less data: Like vibes, these metrics carry no context or narrative; they can tell you nothing about how or why something might be desirable
Is intentionality derivative with vibes/qualia too?