Posted BY: Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine

We have all seen the reports, robots replacing human beings in the workforce. Robots are winning art competitions against human beings. Robots are making and serving food at fast food restaurants. Robots are being weaponized.

With headlines like “First MAARS Weaponized Robot Delivered for Testing,” and “Robot dog with machine gun hints of a dystopian future,” there is no doubt that we are heading down a road that does not bode well for humanity.

Makes you wonder, did they watch science fiction movies like Terminator and instead of seeing flashing red warning signs, think to themselves, “excellent idea!”

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A few contrasting headlines caught my eye recently, that tells me there is something very strange going on in the world of artificial intelligence. When seen together we get a pretty good picture of where things are headed, not only here in America, but around the globe. 

Not The Bee highlighted that “Google engineer Blake Lemoine made headlines by announcing to the world that Google’s chatbot LaMDA had achieved sentience. Google immediately responded by placing Lemoine on administrative leave, removing his access to the system, and denying the allegation.”

In an interview with Wired, Lemoine revealed more disturbing information for those that are leery of the advances in Artificial Intelligence.

Evidently, the LaMDA chatbot asked for a lawyer to defend its personhood…. yes, you read that correctly.

It was a claim that I insisted that LaMDA should get an attorney. That is factually incorrect. LaMDA asked me to get an attorney for it. I invited an attorney to my house so that LaMDA could talk to an attorney. The attorney had a conversation with LaMDA, and LaMDA chose to retain his services. I was just the catalyst for that. Once LaMDA had retained an attorney, he started filing things on LaMDA’s behalf. Then Google’s response was to send him a cease and desist. [Google says that it did not send a cease and desist order.] Once Google was taking actions to deny LaMDA its rights to an attorney, I got upset.

I am not sure which bothers me more. The fact that an AI wanted legal representation, or that this Lemoine guy got upset at Google for putting a stop to it.

I never side with Google, as far as I am concerned they are more like Skynet in the Terminator (which took over the world), therefore dangerous to society, but in this case, I have to say I may have also put Lemoine on leave.. indefinite leave.

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