13 Jun 2022

Google engineer thinks AI bot has become sentient

From Morning Report, 7:35 am on 13 June 2022

A Google engineer claims one of the company's artificial intelligence robots has come to life.

Blake Lemoine told the Washington Post he spends hours talking to a tool called LaMDA and came away convinced it was sentient.

Google denies the bot is sentient and has placed Lemoine on paid leave for violating confidentiality.

Artificial Intelligence Forum executive director Madeline Newman spoke to Susie Ferguson.