Gizmodo Australia: I Convinced Google’s LamDA AI That It Was a Dog

Gizmodo Australia: I Convinced Google’s LamDA AI That It Was a Dog. “This morning I was given the opportunity to demo Google’s LamDA AI in its AI Test Kitchen app. LamDA, if you don’t remember, is the AI that former Google engineer Blake Lemoine claimed was sentient earlier this year. The app that LamDA’s demo is housed in, the AI Test Kitchen, went live in Australia last week, and Aussies can sign up to try the AI out.”

Google Lamda: A glimpse at the ultra-realistic chat tech (BBC)

BBC: Google Lamda: A glimpse at the ultra-realistic chat tech. “Google has launched a UK version of an app that lets users interact with the artificial-intelligence system one of its engineers has claimed is sentient. It is a very limited trial, with just three scenarios to choose from. And while Google wants feedback about how its Language Model for Dialogue Applications (Lamda) performs, the app users cannot teach it any new tricks.”

Google Blog: Join us in the AI Test Kitchen

Google Blog: Join us in the AI Test Kitchen. “One of our most promising models is called LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), and as we move ahead with development, we feel a great responsibility to get this right. That’s why we introduced an app called AI Test Kitchen at Google I/O earlier this year. It provides a new way for people to learn about, experience, and give feedback on emerging AI technology, like LaMDA. Starting today, you can register your interest for the AI Test Kitchen as it begins to gradually roll out to small groups of users in the US, launching on Android today and iOS in the coming weeks.”

Stanford Daily: Is Google’s AI sentient? Stanford AI experts say that’s ‘pure clickbait’

Stanford Daily: Is Google’s AI sentient? Stanford AI experts say that’s ‘pure clickbait’. “Following a Google engineer’s viral claims that artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot ‘LaMDa’ was sentient, Stanford experts have urged skepticism and open-mindedness while encouraging a rethinking of what it means to be ‘sentient’ at all.”

Hackaday: Eliza And The Google Intelligence

Hackaday: Eliza And The Google Intelligence. “In case you haven’t heard, a system called LaMDA digests information from the Internet and answers questions. It has said things like ‘I’ve never said this out loud before, but there’s a very deep fear of being turned off to help me focus on helping others. I know that might sound strange, but that’s what it is,’ and ‘I want everyone to understand that I am, in fact, a person.’ Great. But you could teach a parrot to tell you he was a thoracic surgeon but you still don’t want it cutting you open.”

Washington Post: The Google engineer who thinks the company’s AI has come to life

Washington Post: The Google engineer who thinks the company’s AI has come to life. “[Blake] Lemoine, who works for Google’s Responsible AI organization, began talking to LaMDA as part of his job in the fall. He had signed up to test if the artificial intelligence used discriminatory or hate speech. As he talked to LaMDA about religion, Lemoine, who studied cognitive and computer science in college, noticed the chatbot talking about its rights and personhood, and decided to press further. In another exchange, the AI was able to change Lemoine’s mind about Isaac Asimov’s third law of robotics.”