Google Sidelines Engineer Who Claims Its A.I. Is Sentient

Linda D. Garrow

SAN FRANCISCO — Google placed an engineer on paid leave recently after dismissing his claim that its artificial intelligence is sentient, surfacing yet another fracas about the company’s most advanced technology. Blake Lemoine, a senior software engineer in Google’s Responsible A.I. organization, said in an interview that he was put […]

Enjoy Technology Sees Cash Dwindle

Linda D. Garrow

Enjoy Technology, a venture-backed mobile retail upstart that went public via SPAC last fall, announced it has “initiated a review of strategic alternatives” as it anticipates existing cash resources will not be enough to fund the business beyond next month. Launched in 2014 and backed by a number of prominent […]

Living better with algorithms | MIT News

Linda D. Garrow

Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) student Sarah Cen remembers the lecture that sent her down the track to an upstream question. At a talk on ethical artificial intelligence, the speaker brought up a variation on the famous trolley problem, which outlines a philosophical choice between two undesirable outcomes. […]