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Google AI Claims to Be Sentient in Leaked Transcripts, But Not Everybody Agrees

Google AI Claims to Be Sentient in Leaked Transcripts, But Not Everybody Agrees

A senior software engineer at Google was suspended on Monday (June 13) after sharing transcripts of a conversation with an artificial intelligence (AI) that he claimed to be “sentient”, according to media reports. The engineer, 41-year-old Blake Lemoine, was put on paid leave for breaching Google’s confidentiality policy.   “Google might call this sharing proprietary property. I …

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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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Google Sidelines Engineer Who Claims Its A.I. Is Sentient

Google Sidelines Engineer Who Claims Its A.I. Is Sentient

SAN FRANCISCO — Google placed an engineer on paid leave recently after dismissing his claim that its artificial intelligence is sentient, surfacing yet another fracas about the company’s most advanced technology. Blake Lemoine, a senior software engineer in Google’s Responsible A.I. organization, said in an interview that he was put on leave Monday. The company’s …

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Google engineer put on leave claims AI bot LaMDA became ‘sentient’

Google engineer put on leave claims AI bot LaMDA became ‘sentient’

A Google engineer was spooked by a company artificial intelligence chatbot and claimed it had become “sentient,” labeling it a “sweet kid,” according to a report. Blake Lemoine, who works in Google’s Responsible AI organization, told the Washington Post that he began chatting with the interface LaMDA — Language Model for Dialogue Applications — in fall 2021 as …

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