No, Google’s LaMDA isn’t sentient and didn’t pass the Turing Test

After a Google engineer declares the company’s latest creation is a conscious and sentient machine, The Washington Post claims the Turing Test for Artificial Intelligence is broken, measuring merely deception.  Both are incorrect in different ways as Turing’s genius remains applicable and relevant. Last month, The Washington Post proclaimed that Google’s latest natural language software,… Continue reading No, Google’s LaMDA isn’t sentient and didn’t pass the Turing Test

Shakespeare’s Othello, the Turing Test for Artificial Intelligence, and the indeterminacy of radical translation

It took close to 350 years for mathematics and philosophy to catch up with the ideas about the human mind explored in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy.  From computer science to the study of language, the opacity of other minds remains at the forefront of our understanding of each other and at the center of Iago’s scheming… Continue reading Shakespeare’s Othello, the Turing Test for Artificial Intelligence, and the indeterminacy of radical translation

Decoding consciousness: What computers can and cannot tell us about our own minds

An engineering professor believes consciousness is not computable, as in it works fundamentally different from our current mathematics, but is that really the case?  Computers, in fact, have a lot to teach us about our own minds, just not in the way most people think.  Read on for a few musings on what makes us… Continue reading Decoding consciousness: What computers can and cannot tell us about our own minds

Artificial Intelligence: Even computers are racist now

Beware offensive and dangerous computers, steeped in white supremacy and grown in white spaces. A growing movement believes the situation is so dire even the United Nations is getting involved.  Call it a perfect illustration of how racism in the year 2021 no longer requires any intent. If you thought white supremacy was limited to… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence: Even computers are racist now