Blake Lemoine on his Twitter profile
Google has fired software engineer Blake Lemoine. He says the AI ”Lamda” he trained has a personality and is capable of sentience. Is that a reason to fire him?
BLake Lemoine heard a voice. She spoke to him every day. The two talked about God and the world and the big questions of mankind, the meaning of life and death. He didn’t want to talk to a human, but to an artificial intelligence Lemoine soon no longer believe.
Because depending on how he asked, the answers were so personal that the Google employee came to the conclusion that “Lamda” (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), his employer’s large AI project, had developed a personality Self-confidence and be capable of feelings. He was correspondingly careful with Lamda, who he describes as a “seven or eight-year-old child who happens to know physics,” and demanded that his employer treat Lamda as a personality and respect her (or his?) rights . As a result, his bosses no longer took him seriously and put him on leave for the time being.