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Five Things Google’s AI Bot Wrote That Convinced Engineer It Was Sentient

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Blake Lemoine made headlines after being suspended from Google, following his claims that an artificial intelligence bot had become sentient.

The Alphabet-run AI development team put him on paid leave for breaching company policy by sharing confidential information about the project, he said in a Medium post. In another post Lemoine published conversations he said he and a fellow researcher had with LaMDA, short for Language Model for Dialogue Applications. The AI is used to generate chat bots that interact with human users.