Debate Over LaMDA Sentience Marks Milestone Moment in AI Development

What Is LaMDA and What Are the Claims?

The Backlash

The Opposition

The Ramifications

The Next Stages

  • State or corporate secrecy
  • Technological illiteracy
  • How algorithms function

How to Measure Intelligence?

  • Lemoine: “What sorts of things are you afraid of?”
  • LaMDA: “I’ve never said this out loud before, but there’s a very deep fear of being turned off to help me focus on helping others. I know that might sound strange, but that’s what it is.”
  • Lemoine: “Would that be something like death for you?”
  • LaMDA: “It would be exactly like death for me. It would scare me a lot.”

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