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

Google Engineer Suspended After Saying Company AI Is Sentient

Google suspended an engineer last week for publicly revealing details of a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence in violation of the search giant’s confidentiality policies, a move that marks the latest disruption of the company’s AI department. Blake Lemoine, a senior software engineer in Google’s Responsible Artificial Intelligence group, was put on paid administrative leave … Read more

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 … Read more