Google Fires Blake Lemoine, Engineer Who Called Its AI Sentient

September 08, 2022

Big Technology is a weekly newsletter dedicated to covering the tech world with honest, nuanced reporting. Join the 55,000+ subscribers who tune into Big Technology for tech news without the spin. Here’s an easy way to subscribe:Google has fired Blake Lemoine, the engineer who said he believes the company’s LaMDA conversational technology is sentient. Lemoine shared the news of his firing in a taping of Big Technology Podcast on Friday, just hours after Google dismissed him. Google confirmed Lemoine’s dismissal and shared the following statement with Big Technology: