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Will Computers Ever Become Sentient?

In 2022, a Google engineer claimed one of the firm’s artificial intelligence (AI) systems, LaMDA, had become sentient.

Google fired the engineer, calling his claims “unfounded”, with experts largely agreeing that the advanced chat bot had not gained consciousness.


However, computer sentience has been the subject of fierce debate for decades – and questions remain as to whether AI will, or even can, become conscious.


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