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Old 06-14-2022, 11:21 AM   #1
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World-wide first sentient Artificial Intelligence (AI) is born


Hi,

Google announced their advances in technologies:

They released the sentient Artificial Intelligence (AI).
LaMDA is really sentient, with feelings, emotions,...

https://www.newscientist.com/article...ved-sentience/

One step closer to Skynet.

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Old 06-14-2022, 11:23 AM   #2
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@ondoho (for you, BBC link):

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-61784011
 
Old 06-14-2022, 11:37 AM   #3
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No, it has not been. Did you actually read either of the articles you posted?

The first one is titled: "Has Google's LaMDA artificial intelligence really achieved sentience?" - To which the answer is no; the sub-heading of that article includes "the expert consensus is that this is not the case", and the first paragraph states that Google have suspended him over the claim, and further various experts saying it's nonsense.

The second article is titled: "Google engineer says Lamda AI system may have its own feelings", still weasel-wording that again invokes Betteridge's law, but again right at the top of the article is the statement "Google rejects the claims, saying there is nothing to back them up", with a direct quote of the Google spokesperson being an even stronger refutation: "He was told that there was no evidence that LaMDA was sentient (and lots of evidence against it)".


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Old 06-14-2022, 01:07 PM   #4
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Thread title: sure, sounds legit.

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the first paragraph states that Google have suspended him over the claim
I heard that on the news and for some reason I'm not entirely sure of it made me laugh uncontrollably - on public transport.

Sounds like the birth of another conspiracy theory where "Big G" is surpressing the truth, the disgruntled ex-employee spouting bile and suspicions, claiming Google's basements are full of suffering jailed AIs...

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Old 06-14-2022, 02:34 PM   #5
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It reminded me of the film "Crazy People" from 1990, starring one Dudley Moore.

Moore plays an advertising copywriter; he gets the insane idea that ads should be honest. So he writes up ads like "Camels (cigarettes) - worth dying for!" He is immediately comitted to an insane asylum. Good film, actually. I think Google are handling him carefully to avoid all the bad press they got when they fired that AI girl a few years back. Paying him his salary until he retires is probably cheaper than a trip to court & damages.

I had 3 boys, who grew up with a pc in the house. My reaction to the claim of sentience was that they should let 3 savvy & mischievious kids at it for 10 minutes. It certainly wouldn't be sentient after that.
 
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Old 06-14-2022, 04:58 PM   #7
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We're deeply familiar with issues involved with machine learning models, such as unfair bias, as we’ve been researching and developing these technologies for many years.
They did not mention that they fired the people that pointed out those biases.
 
Old 06-14-2022, 08:37 PM   #8
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I just think that we all need to soberly remind ourselves that "We're not there ... yet!" Not even "companies with unlimited financial and computing resources" can yet compete with "wetware."
 
Old 06-15-2022, 12:14 AM   #9
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I had 3 boys, who grew up with a pc in the house. My reaction to the claim of sentience was that they should let 3 savvy & mischievious kids at it for 10 minutes. It certainly wouldn't be sentient after that.
I think you nailed it there.
Kids are generally good at poking and prodding at little holes and cracks until something shakes out, and esp. with computer algorithms (games).
The new Turing Test. Of course we'd have to rename it - the Business Kids Test?
 
Old 06-15-2022, 06:28 AM   #10
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Yeah - They'd drive it to an AI "nervous breakdown!"

What was probably wrong was that the guiy started developing a relationship with ther thing, and that automatically allows for what it could and could not do.

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