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Sentient artificial intelligence: A dream & a nightmare for scientists

Given our inability to define consciousness and to understand how it arises, and given the huge strides made in developing AI, a genuinely self-aware program might indeed be around the corner

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Artificial intelligence | Scientists

Devangshu Datta  |  New Delhi 

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Self-awareness means the entity concerned knows who or what it is, and it has a sense of its individuality, and its place in the world

The tech community has been both amused and upset by the revelation that a Google engineer thinks an (AI) he works with has developed self-awareness. Blake Lemoine has been placed on leave (as a probable precursor to dismissal) for breaking his non-disclosure agreement with his employer.

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First Published: Fri, June 17 2022. 06:10 IST
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