Google has placed one of its engineers on leave after claiming the company’s LaMDA chatbot is “sentient”.
The engineer in question, Blake Lemoine, is part of Google’s Responsible AI division. In a Washington Post article posted over the weekend, Lemoine said that he believes LaMDA has achieved sentience.
Here’s an excerpt from one conversation between Lemoine and LaMDA:
Lemoine: So let's start with the basics. Do you...