A Google employee warns that the company's AI has become sentient
The Blaze: 'A senior artificial intelligence (AI) software engineer at Google has claimed that the company’s AI robotics system has become sentient and has thoughts and feelings.
'Google’s AI system, known as the Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA), allegedly took part in a series of complex conversations with Blake Lemoine, the 41-year-old software specialist, the Daily Mail reported.
'Lemoine claimed that he and LaMDA had discussions that covered religious themes and whether the AI system could be goaded into using discriminatory language or other forms of distasteful rhetoric....
'...After sounding the alarm, Lemoine was placed on paid administrative leave by Google on the basis of violating the company’s confidentiality policy. '