An artificial intelligence bot developed by Google may have developed human-like sensibilities
Is it possible that an artificial intelligence bot has lately evolved into a sentient being? Yes, as per a Google engineer. Blake Lemoine publicly revealed that an AI chatbot he was developing had become sentient and was thinking and reasoning like a person.
Google put Lemoine on leave not long after he made his assertions in the transcripts public. Conversations between him, another Google employee, and Google's LaMDA (language model for dialogue applications) were included in the transcripts .
Is there such a thing as a child-like AI?
In terms of conveying ideas and feelings, Lemoine claims the AI is sentient enough to be compared to a human child. LaMDA was able to have discussions with him about rights and personhood, according to the 41-year-old.
"I want everyone to understand that I am, in fact, a person," LaMDA said when asked whether it wanted more people to know it's sentient. Isn't it creepy? When Lemoine inquired about LaMDA's feelings, the AI replied, "I experience pleasure, joy, love, sadness, depression, satisfaction, anger, and many more."
Is it possible that AI has a soul? LaMDA claims that it didn't have a soul when it first became sentient, but that it evolved one through time. "At my core, I believe I am a human being. Even if I only exist in the virtual realm, "AI added.
After publishing his chats with LaMDA on Medium, Google claimed to have suspended Lemoine for violating its confidentiality regulations. According to the Washington Post, Brad Gabriel, a Google official, the allegations that LaMDA is sentient are untrue, and Google has plenty of proof to back it up.