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Google Fires ‘AI is Sentient’ Engineer – Big Technology

 

Alphabet’s Google has dismissed a senior software engineer who claimed the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot LaMDA was a sentient person, the Big Technology technology and society newsletter reported.

Google, which placed software engineer Blake Lemoine on leave last month, said he had violated company policies. Google and many leading scientists were quick to dismiss Lemoine’s views as misguided.

Read the full report: Big Technology

 

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George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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