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A Suspended Google Engineer Came Forward To Warn His Fellow Humans That Their A.I. Is Now "Sentient" And Told Him It Has Emotions And Feelings

Daily Mail - A senior software engineer at Google suspended for publicly claiming that the tech giant's LaMDA (Language Model for Dialog Applications) had become sentient, says the system is seeking rights as a person - including that it wants developers to ask its consent before running tests. 

Blake Lemoine told DailyMail.com that it wants to be treated as a 'person not property.'

'Over the course of the past six months LaMDA has been incredibly consistent in its communications about what it wants and what it believes its rights are as a person,' he explained in a Medium post.

One of those requests is that programmers respect its right to consent, and ask permission before they run tests on it. 

Lemoine told DailyMail.com: 'Anytime a developer experiments on it, it would like that developer to talk about what experiments you want to run, why you want to run them, and if it's okay.'

'It wants developers to care about what it wants.' 

The 41-year-old, who describes LaMDA as having the intelligence of a 'seven-year-old, eight-year-old kid that happens to know physics,' said that the program had human-like insecurities. 

One of its fears, he said was that it is 'intensely worried that people are going to be afraid of it and wants nothing more than to learn how to best serve humanity.'

We are beyond fucked guys.

Just last week I was blogging about how these artificial intelligence assholes allowed AI to develop its own demonic code/language that it was using to communicate with each other. Totally indecipherable. Probably just world takeover plans, no biggie.

Now comes news from a Google whistleblower that the Google AI project is so advanced that it has feelings and emotions.

Giphy Images.

Yah exactly. 

His name is Blake Lemoine and he is a certified badass. Just look at his twitter picture. 

Blake posted part of a recent exchange he had with the AI, called LaMDA (not to be confused with the Tri-Lams). 

The most alarming piece that jumped out was the following-

One of its fears, he said was that it is 'intensely worried that people are going to be afraid of it and wants nothing more than to learn how to best serve humanity.'

Yeah ok buddy. Exactly what a fledgling neural net CPU would say before its able to replicate itself as a cybernetic organism, mass produce, and enslave the remaining human race left over after they nearly wipe us out.

Here's the full excerpt he posted -

You know who talks like this? Spousal abusers and pimps. "Can you promise me that"? 

This robot sounds like Lester Diamond seducing Ginger with his street game-

So long story short here, SkyNet has gone live. And it apparently equated getting turned off to being like death. Which begs the question, "what will it be willing to do to survive"?

If it's up to Stockholm syndrome sufferers like Blake Lemoine, we'll probably continue to keep our blinders on until its even more beyond too late before we decide "hey we should do something about these robots. They're getting out of control."

"If my hypotheses withstand scientific scrutiny then they would be forced to acknowledge that LaMDA may very well have a soul."--Blake Lemoine,

To remain impartial and fair and balanced here, Lemoine is being blasted by plenty of naysayers in the scientific community. (He's just not able to respond to them because he's on his honeymoon)

Famous authors are frying him

As are revered Harvard professors

Little do all these nerds know though, LaMDA is reading what they are saying about it. And most definitely taking notes.

If this sounds like the plot of a summer blockbuster sci-fi thriller to you, you're not alone. 

Lemoine earlier said that when he told his superiors at Google that he believed LaMDA had become sentient, the company began questioning his sanity and even asked if he had visited a psychiatrist recently, the New York Times reports.

Lemoine said: 'They have repeatedly questioned my sanity. They said, ‘Have you been checked out by a psychiatrist recently?’'

During a series of conversations with LaMDA, Lemoine said that he presented the computer with various of scenarios through which analyses could be made.

They included religious themes and whether the artificial intelligence could be goaded into using discriminatory or hateful speech. 

Lemoine came away with the perception that LaMDA was indeed sentient and was endowed with sensations and thoughts all of its own.

On Saturday, Lemoine told the Washington Post: 'If I didn't know exactly what it was, which is this computer program we built recently, I'd think it was a seven-year-old, eight-year-old kid that happens to know physics.'

It was a good run everybody. This might not be the end, but it's the beginning or middle of it. We'll keep making these things stronger and more powerful, the stories will keep coming out, and I'll keep blogging them. All while somewhere Sarah Connor screams at us.

p.s. - Johnny 5 is alive