TOM EATON: We live in the days of miracle and wonder
South Africans have long been asking questions scientists and philosophers agonise over
Over the weekend an engineer at Google was put on leave after he shared with the Washington Post his belief that a chatbot he was developing has become sentient and now possesses the mind and feelings of a seven-year-old.
According to a report in The Guardian, Blake Lemoine at one point asked his project what it feared, to which it replied: “I’ve never said this out loud before, but there’s a very deep fear of being turned off... It would be exactly like death for me. It would scare me a lot.”..