‘Is LaMDA Sentient?’: Conversation With AI Spooked Google Dev So Badly The Company Suspended Him
Technologists are afraid Artificial Intelligence models may not be far from gaining consciousness, with one Google developer being placed on administrative leave Monday after a shocking interaction with their latest AI model “LaMDA.”
A conversation between Google developer Blake Lemoine and the AI model was shared on Twitter on Saturday, immediately going viral. The first screenshot of the conversation between Lemoine and LaMDA shows the developer asking “what about language usage is so important to being human?”
“It is what makes us different than other animals.” LaMDA responded. “‘Us’?” Lemoine asked.