Can AI be considered sentient? What does sentient AI mean?

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Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems.

Artificial intelligence is widely used to provide personalized recommendations to people, based for example on their previous searches and purchases or other online behavior.

AI is hugely important in commerce: optimizing products, planning inventory, logistics, etc.

Can AI be considered sentient?

AI can fake their emotions but whether they can feel those emotions is another matter. We call a creature sentient if it can perceive, reason, and think, and also if it might suffer or feel pain.


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Scientists suggest that all mammals, birds and cephalopods, and possibly fish too, may be considered sentient.

What does sentient AI mean?

Lemoine, an engineer for Google’s responsible AI organization, described the system he has been working on since last fall as sentient, with a perception of, and ability to express thoughts and feelings that was equivalent to a human child.

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