Google fires AI engineer Blake Lemoine, who claimed its LaMDA 2 AI is sentient

Blake Lemoine, the Google engineer who publicly claimed that the company’s LaMDA conversational artificial intelligence is sentient, has been fired, according to the Big Technology newsletter, which spoke to Lemoine. In June, Google placed Lemoine on paid administrative leave for breaching its confidentiality agreement after he contacted members of the government about his concerns and … Read more

LaMDA and the Sentient AI Trap

Now head of the nonprofit Distributed AI Research, Gebru hopes that going forward people focus on human welfare, not robot rights. Other AI ethicists have said that they’ll no longer discuss conscious or superintelligent AI at all. “Quite a large gap exists between the current narrative of AI and what it can actually do,” says … Read more

‘Is This AI Sapient?’ Is the Wrong Question to Ask About LaMDA

The uproar caused by Blake Lemoine, a Google engineer who believes that one of the company’s most sophisticated chat programs, LaMDA (or Language Model for Dialogue Applications) is sapient, has had a curious element: actual AI ethics experts all but renouncing further discussion of the AI sapience questionor deeming it a distraction. They’re right to … Read more

Google I/O 2021 Highlights: Android 12, Put on OS, Maps, Pictures Updates; LaMDA, Venture Starline Introduced

Google I/O 2021 keynote happened on Tuesday the place CEO Sundar Pichai and his staff of executives introduced a listing of latest developments, together with the discharge of Android 12 and new Put on OS. Along with the 2 main product-focussed bulletins, Google introduced its progress in bringing pure language understanding with a brand new … Read more