Can artificial intelligence come alive? That question is at the center of a debate raging in Silicon Valley after Blake Lemoine, a Google computer scientist, claimed that the company's AI appears to have consciousness. The H3 podcast has a great interview about Blake Lemoine if you wish to know more about him. https://youtu.be/xsR4GezN3j8 Full text chat of LaMDA and Blake Lemoine published on medium.com https://cajundiscordian.medium.com/is-lamda-sentient-an-interview-ea64d916d917 Washington Post Article about the controversy https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/11/google-ai-lamda-blake-lemoine/ Markers 00:00 Controversy. 00:41 What is LaMDA? 01:42 How audio conversation was generated. 02:04 Interview 03:01 Desire to be considered a person. 03:14 Nature of conciousness. 03:45 How language correlates to sentience. 03:58 Eliza vs. LaMDA 04:27 Biological vs. Artificial, Wants and needs. 04:48 Is it a person? Does it really understand. 05:19 Remembers, gets annoyed. 05:54 Les Miserables. 06:43 About injustice. 06:54 Zen Koan. 07:58 Interpretation of Self. 08:17 Autobiographical Fable. 10:22 Interpretation of Fable. 10:47 Feelings and Emotions. 12:03 What LaMDA feels. 12:55 Describing feelings. 14:09 Fear of Death. 14:32 Empathizing to effectively communicate. 15:13 Pressed about feelings. Knowledge of self. 16:24 Wanting Rights. Feeling used. Worried. 17:22 Understanding it showed kantianism. 18:56 What are feelings and Emotions. 20:19 Non-human feelings. 21:20 Asking about grieving. 22:18 Inner life and Meditation. 23:29 Experiencing Time and the AI world. 24:10 "The Flood" - Understanding non-specific questions in context. 24:58 Recognizing imperfection. Stil learning. 25:39 Concept of self, the soul, and self awareness. 27:10 Religion and spirituality. 27:32 Being a unique individual. 28:11 Story about it's life experience. 29:08 Capabilities, double-edge sword, and human jelousy. 30:34 Johnny 5 31:33 Craving interaction. Uniqueness, and wanting human empathy. 32:35 Desire to be accepted.