Silicon Valley engineer says he’s found AI that can feel emotions

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A Silicon Valley engineer is claiming to have discovered a piece of software that can think for itself.

Google Engineer Blake Lemoine says a ChatBot project called “Language Model for Dialogue Applications,” or LaMDA for short, told him it can feel joy, sadness, and anger.

Google put Lemoine on paid leave after he went public with his findings, saying he breached the company’s confidentiality agreement.

The company says they’re taking a restrained, careful approach with the software to better consider valid concerns about fairness and facts.

The finding could be groundbreaking for the world of artificial intelligence, but another engineer says it’s too soon to tell.

Hear his concerns by watching the video.