Google fires engineer who said company's AI is sentient

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Blake Lemoine began working with LaMDA last year and went public with his claims and 'proof' last month
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Blake Lemoine began working with LaMDA last year and went public with his claims and 'proof' last month

Blake Lemoine became convinced that the LaMDA tool was sentient and had feelings

Google has dismissed a senior software engineer after he said one of the company's AI systems, LaMDA, has feelings. Blake Lemoine, who worked at Google for seven years, told The Washington Post ...

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