Did Science Fiction Create Real Life Sentient AI?

Google’s recent chatbot fiasco raises a shocking possibility

You’ve probably heard about it in the news.

A Google engineer named Blake Lemoine, after many hours of conversing with the company’s “breakthrough conversation technology” LaMDA, grew convinced that the chatbot AI had actually become a sentient being. He took his claims to the company but had them dismissed, so he went right to the media and broke the astonishing news to the world.

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J. W. Barlament

J. W. Barlament

History, politics, religion and the rest. Told with nerve and without reserve. Columbia 2024.