Is LaMDA Sentient?David Chalmers (New York University)
Abstract: Artificial intelligence systems – especially large language models, giant neural networks trained to predict text from the internet – have recently shown remarkable conversational abilities. There has recently been widespread discussion of whether LaMDA, a large language model developed at Google, might be sentient. Should we take seriously the idea that LaMDA and other large language models are or soon will be sentient? I will discuss the underlying issue and reasons for and against.