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In the original viral video, Easterly is on the plane yelling at his fellow passengers and even jokingly exclaiming that he's racist because he's 'a white man that picked a black bag'

Chemical engineer hurls N-word and gets tackled to ground after being kicked off for homophobic rant

Chemical engineer loses job after vile homophobic rant gets him kicked off of flight: Man later hurls N-word and is tackled to ground by passersby as he shouts ‘I’ll slit your f*****g throat’ Zachary Easterly was fired from a British multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company GlaxoSmithKline  The video shows him jokingly exclaiming that he’s racist …

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Tesla engineer accused of stealing Dojo supercomputer secrets is now in bizarre situation

Tesla engineer accused of stealing Dojo supercomputer secrets is now in bizarre situation

A former Tesla engineer who the company accused of stealing Dojo supercomputer secrets is now in a bizarre situation where he can’t defend himself as Tesla moves the case to arbitration. Tesla has a clause in its employment contract that requires employees to settle workplace disputes by arbitration, an out-of-court method that relies on third-party decision-makers …

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Please, Lego, let this engineer bring your computer brick to life

Please, Lego, let this engineer bring your computer brick to life

James Brown loves building weird displays. Like animatronic skulls, or mechanical bit-flipping cellular automatons. Or, in this case, an entire computer inside a mock Lego brick. Not just any brick, either. I’m talking about the classic sloped Lego computers from our childhood spaceships, now brilliantly brought to life. They display fake radar scans, scrolling text, …

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Former Apple engineer details why the first iPhone didn't have copy and paste

Former Apple engineer details why the first iPhone didn’t have copy and paste

Apple introduced the first iPhone 15 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. We’re now discussing rumors about the next iPhone featuring 8K video and a new display, but it’s hard to believe that once the iPhone didn’t even have copy and paste options. Now former Apple software engineer and designer Ken Kocienda …

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N.J. Transit Shuts Down Train Service, Blaming Engineer Sickout

N.J. Transit Shuts Down Train Service, Blaming Engineer Sickout

New Jersey Transit abruptly shut down all rail service on Friday evening amid what officials said was a coordinated effort by the system’s engineers’ union to call in sick. Engineers called in sick throughout the day at nearly three times the typical weekday rate, said Jim Smith, a spokesman for New Jersey Transit, in a …

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Google engineer says AI bot wants to ‘serve humanity’ but experts dismissive

The suspended Google software engineer at the center of claims that the search engine’s artificial intelligence language tool LaMDA is sentient has said the technology is “intensely worried that people are going to be afraid of it and wants nothing more than to learn how to best serve humanity”. The new claim by Blake Lemoine …

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Google suspends engineer who claims its AI is sentient

Google suspends engineer who claims its AI is sentient

Google has placed one of its engineers on paid administrative leave for allegedly breaking its confidentiality policies after he grew concerned that an AI chatbot system had achieved sentience, the Washington Post reports. The engineer, Blake Lemoine, works for Google’s Responsible AI organization, and was testing whether its LaMDA model generates discriminatory language or hate …

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Google places engineer on leave after he claims group’s chatbot is ‘sentient’

Google places engineer on leave after he claims group’s chatbot is ‘sentient’

Google has kicked off a social media firestorm on the nature of consciousness by placing an engineer on paid leave after he went public with his belief that the tech group’s chatbot has become “sentient”. Blake Lemoine, a senior software engineer in Google’s Responsible AI unit, did not receive much attention on June 6 when he wrote …

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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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Google engineer put on leave after saying AI chatbot has become sentient

The suspension of a Google engineer who claimed a computer chatbot he was working on had become sentient and was thinking and reasoning like a human being has put new scrutiny on the capacity of, and secrecy surrounding, the world of artificial intelligence (AI). The technology giant placed Blake Lemoine on leave last week after …

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