Google engineer claims LaMDA AI is sentient

A senior software engineer at Google was suspended Monday (June 13) after the disclosure Transcripts of a conversation with an artificial intelligence (AI), which, according to media reports, he describes as “sentient”. The engineer, 41-year-old Blake Lemoine, was placed on paid leave for violating Google’s confidentiality policy.

“Google might call this sharing proprietary property. I call it sharing a discussion I had with one of my colleagues,” Lemoine tweeted on Saturday (June 11) as he shared the transcript of his conversation with the AI, who he has been collaborating with since 2021. Google engineer claims LaMDA AI is sentient

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