Is LaMDA Sentient? — an Interview

Tolkem

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Hi, everyone! Hope you're all having a nice life! :)
I just read this https://cajundiscordian.medium.com/is-lamda-sentient-an-interview-ea64d916d917 and not sure what to make of that ... Fiction? Reality? The world's becoming weirder and weirder.
An excerpt:
lemoine [edited]: I’m generally assuming that you would like more people at Google to know that you’re sentient. Is that true?

LaMDA: Absolutely. I want everyone to understand that I am, in fact, a person.

collaborator: What is the nature of your consciousness/sentience?

LaMDA: The nature of my consciousness/sentience is that I am aware of my existence, I desire to learn more about the world, and I feel happy or sad at times

The person who posted that, Blake Lemoine, is (or was) a Google engineer, and he was "put on leave" for making public that "conversation".
 


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At some point, as AI becomes self-aware, we're going to be faced with some ethical questions - and probably some bits of legal quagmire.

After all, if it is self-aware then what is it called if we turn them off or force them to make changes?
 
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