A Google software engineer believes an AI has become sentient. If he’s right, how would we know?

A Google software engineer believes an AI has become sentient.  If he’s right, how would we know?

Google’s LaMDA software (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) is a sophisticated AI chatbot that produces text in response to user input. According to software engineer Blake Lemoine, LaMDA has achieved a long-held dream of AI developers: it has become sentient. Lemoine’s bosses at Google disagree, and have suspended him from work after he published his … Read more

It’s high time Google added fine-grained volume control for Android

I like to listen to podcasts and audiobooks at bedtime as it helps me sleep better. Ideally, you want just the right amount of volume when listening to an audiobook or podcast in a quiet setting — something that remains comfortable to listen to for an extended period. A bit louder, and it becomes a … Read more

15 Best Google Calendar Tips for Organization and Productivity

Google Calendar is a deceptively rich, customizable service, filled with many options and preferences. You can enable world clocks to make it easier to set meetings across time zones or shorten meetings by default. Here are 15 of the most useful Google Calendar tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform. Google … Read more

Google Play system updates June: Security fixes & more

June’s Google Play system updates for Android bring new support for Thread/Matter devices, along with a handful of additional security fixes for our phones and tablets. Quite a few of the core features we all love and enjoy about Android are powered by Google Play Services, and more recently Google has also leveraged the Play … Read more

The Top New Android 13 Features and How to Install It

Android 13 is the next version of Google’s mobile operating system (internally code-named Tiramisu for all you dessert fans), and as per usual, it brings a range of new features and upgrades to Android phones and tablets. We’ve been playing around with it for a few weeks, and it’s more evolution than revolution over Android … Read more

How to use Apple’s Contacts app hidden power to improve your iPhone

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple’s Contacts app doesn’t sound like the most vital part of iOS, but behind the scenes it powers a huge amount of what makes iPhones useful. … Read more

A Google software engineer believes an AI has become sentient. If he’s right, how would we know? – World

There is no consensus on how, if at all, consciousness can arise from physical systems. Google’s LaMDA software (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) is a sophisticated AI chatbot that produces text in response to user input. According to software engineer Blake Lemoine, LaMDA has achieved a long-held dream of AI developers: it has become sentient. … Read more

Hands on with ‘iPhone 14’ dummy units

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Just as we have in years past, we’ve gotten our hands on dummy units of all four of the iPhone 14 models to see how they … Read more

Hands on with PenTips 2: Replaceable tips for your Apple Pencil

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. PenTips has created replaceable Apple Pencil tips, PenTips 2, geared toward artists who want a more natural drawing experience. If you’ve ever tried drawing on your … Read more