A visitor passes by the booth of technology giant Google at the re:publica 22 digital conference in Berlin on June 9, 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
A visitor passes by the booth of technology giant Google at the re:publica 22 digital conference in Berlin on June 9, 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Google debate over sentient AI overshadows more pressing issues like prejudice and exploitation, researchers say

  • The debate recently ignited by a Google engineer distracts from issues like racial bias, researchers say, which the tech giant’s AI has struggled with before
  • Google suspended the software engineer for revealing information about its AI system that the worker said was sentient, which the AI community disagrees with