Is LaMDA Sentient?
David Chalmers (New York University)

June 24, 2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Department of Philosophy, University of Adelaide

Napier 210
North Terrace
Adelaide 5005

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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.

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