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Google engineer says Lamda AI system may have its own feelings

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Posted: 14/06/22 - 12:32
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A Google engineer says one of the firm's artificial intelligence (AI) systems might have its own feelings and says its "wants" should be respected.

Google says The Language Model for Dialogue Applications (Lamda) is a breakthrough technology that can engage in free-flowing conversations.

But engineer Blake Lemoine believes that behind Lamda's impressive verbal skills might also lie a sentient mind.

Google rejects the claims, saying there is nothing to back them up.

Brian Gabriel, a spokesperson for the firm, wrote in a statement provided to the BBC that Mr Lemoine "was told that there was no evidence that Lamda was sentient (and lots of evidence against it)".

Mr Lemoine, who has been placed on paid leave, published a conversation he and a collaborator at the firm had with Lamda, to support his claims.

The chat was called "Is Lamda sentient? — an interview".

I Call Bull: An interesting read https://bit.ly/3MOHN3U BUT they admit it has been edited from numerous 'conversations' and the response could easily have been pre programmed to answer specific questions to seem human so calling BULL on that headline

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17 days
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Calling bull on this until absolute proof has been established.
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Scary stuff. I just cant see advanced AI and humans mixing well at all in the future.
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Google and the scientific community have shot this down, or was it Skynet trying to hide itself?