A Chat with Blake Lemoine on Google and AI Sentience

Mind Matters
Robert J. Marks II
Blake Lemoine
Audio File (58.71M)

Former Google employee Blake Lemoine claimed that the Large Language Model LaMDA was a sentient being. The claim got him fired. In this episode, Lemoine sits down with Robert J. Marks to discuss AI, what he was doing at Google, and why he believes artificial intelligence can be sentient.  

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Pictures of eight people. Four are real. They experience faith, hope and love. The others were generated from the website They are only arrangements of pixel values that appear to be human. (Answer: The four images on the right are of real people.)