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Google Engineer Placed On Leave After Claiming Its Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Has Human Feelings

After revealing that the company’s artificial chatbot might have the ability to “feel things,” a Google administrator has been placed on paid administrative leave. According to Complex, Blake Lemoine confirmed that he was placed on leave after violating the leading search engine company’s confidential policy following a move to share transcripts between himself, a collaborator (who has not been identified), and LaMDA — the artificial intelligence chatbot generator. “Over the course of the past six months LaMDA has been incredibly consistent in its communications about what it wants and what it believes its rights are as a person,” said Lemoine in a Medium post that he penned.

Shanique Yates

Jun 13, 2022