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 […]

Interior IG clears Bernhardt on water district lobbying claims

Linda D. Garrow

The Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General today cleared former Secretary David Bernhardt of allegations that he had violated lobbying disclosure laws prior to his tenure with the Trump administration — but put a notable asterisk on its findings, saying that investigators could not draw “firm conclusions” on some aspects […]