Google has fired an employee who claimed the company’s artificial intelligence developed consciousness. Lambda, an artificial intelligence chatbot, is also sentient, according to lead software engineer Blake Lemoine. After initially being on leave, he has now been released.
Blake Lemoine’s days at Google may be numbered. Because after a software engineer claimed last month that Google AI LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) is Bconsciousness and feelings developed, got time off.
The American group then looked into Lemoine’s claims and, according to their own statements, could find no evidence for them. However, the software developer did not want to budge from his statements. He also compared LaMDA to the consciousness of a seven or eight-year-old child.
Google dismisses the allegations as “completely baseless”.
Google fired Blake Lemoine after a month of paid leave. Again, the technical group dismissed its allegations as “completely unfounded”.
In addition, the software engineer violated company guidelines, according to the rationale. A company spokesperson said press agency Reuters:
It is unfortunate that despite a protracted struggle with this issue, Blake has chosen to consistently violate clear employment and privacy policies that include the need to protect product information.
Artificial Intelligence: What is LaMDA?
In May 2021 Google explained again, that LaMDA as a language model for dialog applications builds on the research results of the American group. These would show that AI-based chatbots that train dialogues can learn to talk about almost anything.
Therefore, numerous scientists and Google itself quickly dismissed Blake Lemoines’ claims as false. Rather, LaMDA is a complex algorithm programmed to convincingly mimic human speech and dialogue.