Consciousness

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Even if they’re not actually intelligent, AIs may shift the nature of human expression itself | JR Hennessy
Impressive pattern-matching machines like DALL-E 2 and GPT-3 may not understand meaning, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t radically disruptive

JR Hennessy

27, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Forget sentience… the worry is that AI copies human bias | Kenan Malik
The fuss about a bot’s ‘consciousness’ obscures far more troubling concerns

Kenan Malik

19, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Why is Google so alarmed by the prospect of a sentient machine? | John Naughton
The tech giant seems to be running scared over an engineer’s claim that its language model has feelings

John Naughton

18, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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TechScape: why you shouldn’t worry about sentient AI … yet
A researcher says Google has created an AI being with smarts and soul, but my own attempt reveals the truth behind those claims. Plus, the latest crypto crash

Alex Hern

15, Jun, 2022 @10:45 AM

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Human-like programs abuse our empathy – even Google engineers aren’t immune | Emily M Bender
Consumers need transparency about how such systems are used, says professor of linguistics Emily M Bender

Emily M Bender

14, Jun, 2022 @4:57 PM

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Labelling Google’s LaMDA chatbot as sentient is fanciful. But it’s very human to be taken in by machines | Toby Walsh
We need more safeguards in place to prevent us from mistaking machines for humans

Toby Walsh

14, Jun, 2022 @6:57 AM

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Google engineer says AI bot wants to ‘serve humanity’ but experts dismissive
Blake Lemoine claims of sentience for artificial intelligence bot described as ‘ball of confusion’ by Steven Pinker

Edward Helmore

13, Jun, 2022 @3:15 PM

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How does Google’s AI chatbot work – and could it be sentient?
Researcher’s claim about flagship LaMDA project has restarted debate about nature of artificial intelligence

Alex Hern Technology editor

13, Jun, 2022 @1:43 PM

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Google engineer put on leave after saying AI chatbot has become sentient
Blake Lemoine says system has perception of, and ability to express thoughts and feelings equivalent to a human child

Richard Luscombe

12, Jun, 2022 @5:36 PM

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‘Mind-blowing’: Ai-Da becomes first robot to paint like an artist
AI algorithms prompt robot to interrogate, select, decision-make to create a painting

Caroline Davies

04, Apr, 2022 @5:34 PM

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Hybrid Humans by Harry Parker review – man and machine in harmony
An ex-soldier who lost both legs in Afghanistan examines the implications of advances in medical technology with intelligence and humanity

David Robson

21, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The rise of AI could be a great British story. But let’s do it the right way
This exciting industrial advance will bring new jobs – especially if we put ethics at its core

Stephanie Hare

13, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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