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Is the metaverse going to suck? A conversation with Matthew Ball

Is the metaverse going to suck? A conversation with Matthew Ball

Let’s talk about the metaverse. You probably can’t stop hearing about it. It’s in startup pitches, in earnings reports, some companies are creating metaverse divisions, and Mark Zuckerberg changed Facebook’s name to Meta to signal that he’s shifting the entire company to focus on the metaverse. The problem, very simply, is that no one knows …

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Google engineer claims that its LaMDA conversation AI is ‘sentient,’ industry disagrees

Google engineer claims that its LaMDA conversation AI is ‘sentient,’ industry disagrees

Over the weekend, a Google engineer on its Responsible AI team made the claim that the company’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) conversation technology is “sentient.” Experts in the field, as well as Google, disagree with that assessment. What is LaMDA? Google announced LaMDA at I/O 2021 as a “breakthrough conversation technology” that can: …

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