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Google Disagrees with Engineer Who Claims AI Has Gone Sentient

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In response to a software engineer’s assertion that Google’s AI chatbot had developed sentience, the tech firm reportedly suspended him for breaching its confidentiality policies.

What Started It

According to The Washington Post, Google engineer Blake Lemoine was tasked with conversing with LaMDA (also known as the Language Model for Dialogue Applications), the company’s AI chatbot generator, as part of a safety test last year with the aim of checking its responses for hate speech or discriminatory language.

A Bit More Research

Before presenting his findings to Google Vice President Blaise Aguera y Arcas and Head of Responsible Innovation Jen Gennai, Lemoine continued to pursue additional proof of LaMDA’s purported sentience. According to reports, the claims were looked into but ultimately rejected, which prompted Lemoine to “go public” with his conviction in a Medium article.

According to Google, Lemoine’s findings do not establish sentience. Lemoine was put on “paid administrative leave” by Google after the incident, according to The Washington Post, after it was discovered that he had violated the company’s confidentiality rules by posting the talks with LaMDA online. Lemoine had been employed by the company as a software engineer, not an ethicist, the company noted in a statement.

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New American Pie Movie in Progress

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According to the writer Sujata Day, the upcoming American Pie movie will present “a fresh take” on the long-running filthy comic series. The Hollywood Reporter claims that Day’s initial idea served as the inspiration for this next entry in the American Pie series.

Something Appropriate

According to star Jason Biggs, the famed webcam sequence from the original American Pie “wouldn’t be made now and it couldn’t get made now. It would be unacceptable what that represents.” A modern remake of the film would almost surely have taken a different stance on what a sex comedy can be in the movie world.

A Huge Possibility

The upcoming American Pie movie does not currently have a director, but Day made her directorial debut in 2020 with Definition Please, a comedy-drama about a former spelling bee champion that won prizes at the San Francisco CAAM Fest and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, among other events. Her first significant directing role may be on a new American Pie.

The main series most recently came to an end in 2012 with American Reunion. And with the gap of years that comes with the upcoming movie, the plot should keep up with the times, and hopefully deliver a great movie for the ages!

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A Long Awaited Movie Finally Comes the Way of “Community”

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Community has six seasons under its belt and, as the prophecy predicted, will soon have its long-awaited motion picture. A movie based on Dan Harmon’s enduring comedy has finally been commissioned by Peacock.

A Few More Details

The fact that practically the whole original cast will return is perhaps even more thrilling. Peacock has non-competitive rights to broadcast Community Season Six in addition to the movie.

A Bit of a Hint

Joel McHale, who plays Joel on the television show Community, recently hinted in a Tweet that the movie, which has been touted ever since the program ended in 2015, would be coming soon. The phrase “Six seasons and a movie,” which frequently appears on the show and, consequently, among its ardent following, is referenced in the Tweet.

Be sure you check out that thread right here!

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Cardi B Opens Up About Failed Collaboration with Call of Duty

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It may sound a little strange, but Cardi B should be creating some buzz for Call of Duty. Back in July, the rapper partnered with Activision. She goes on to tell us more about how the partnership eventually fell apart after that.

The Reason

You might recall that Cardi B debuted her partnership with Activision by donning a Simon “Ghost” Riley necklace in the music video for “Hot S**t.” Since then, you probably haven’t seen Cardi B advertising Call of Duty because she allegedly lost her cooperation deal as a result of prior “stupid decisions.”

A Hot Topic

Cardi B admitted guilt to assault-related charges earlier this month, according to Comic Book. They related to an altercation that occurred in a New York strip club in 2018. Cardi B took a plea agreement that included 15 days of community service, paying court costs for the other women involved, and avoiding prison time.

Make sure you check out what she said in this Twitter post!

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