Google fires a senior software egineer Blake Lemoine for violating the company’s policies.
On Friday 22, 2022 yesterday, Google anounces the dismissal of a senior software engineer who claimed the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot LaMDA was a self-aware person- that is the AI has human feelings.
The software engineer Blake Lemoine went on leave starting last month.
Google and many leading scientists were quick to dismiss Lemoine’s views as misguided thought, saying the AI is simply a complex algorithm designed to generate convincing human language.
Google spokesperson said “It’s regrettable that despite lengthy engagement on this topic, Blake still chose to persistently violate clear employment and data security policies that include the need to safeguard product information,”
The engineer Blake Lemoine said he is yet to seek legal advice on the next step to take on the matter.