Artificial intelligence: so useful, so confusing

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A Google engineer said he interacted with a “sensitive” and “conscious” program. This is LaMDA, a computer program designed to generate conversational robots. Another artificial intelligence explains it to be a squirrel. Is it just possible? And above all, to what extent should we make this research open to the general public? Decryption.

Blake Lemoine, a Google engineer, recently went public with his discussion with an artificial intelligence. The latter then explained that she was aware of her own existence, as well as feeling bouts of sadness or emotion while reading “Les Miserables”.

For Stuart Russell, professor at Berkeley, “the machine with a conscience will probably never see the light of day, but, before the end of the century, the decision-making capacity of automata will supplant that of humans in almost all fields. We have to prepare for the arrival of this super intelligence.”

This is also the opinion of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky who, in a recording from kyiv and broadcast as a hologram to Vivatech, explained that in many fields, artificial intelligence is as strong as humans. It is up to the latter to keep control of it and make good use of it so that it contributes to the common good.

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