A Google engineer claims that a chatbot has become a person. How does he know?

“I know a person when I talk to it,” says Blake Lemoine.

Past ISCAST speaker Xavier Symons writes on the recent Google software engineer’s claims that a chatbot which he developed is a sentient, spiritual being that deserves the same respect as humans who participate in research.

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Xavier Symons

Xavier Symons is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Plunkett Centre for Ethics, The Australian Catholic University and St Vincent’s Health Australia.