Opinion: Bad things will happen when the AI sentience debate goes mainstream

Get the Full StoryA Google AI engineer recently stunned the world by announcing that one of the company s chatbots had become sentient. He was subsequently placed on paid administrative leave for his outburst. His name is Blake Lemoine and he sure seems like the right person to talk about machines with souls. Not only is he a professional AI developer at Google, but he s also a Christian priest. He s like a Reese s Peanut Butter Cup of science and religion. The only problem is that the whole concept is ridiculous and dangerous. There are thousands of AI experts debating sentience right now, and they This story continues at The Next Web