How To Know If AI Is Sentient, Neuroscientists Provide a Checklist

In 2021, Blake Lemoine at Google stirred up a media storm by proclaiming that one of the chatbots he worked on, LaMDA, was sentient—and he subsequently got fired. In fact, most deep learning models are loosely based on the brain’s inner workings. AI agents are increasingly endowed with human-like decision-making algorithms. The idea that machine intelligence could …

Why would hackers block email reception to a compromised account? Isn’t that counter-productive?

Today I found out that my main email address has been taken over by malicious actors. After several tests this morning, I can now confirm that the email address is currently impersonated and controlled by someone at Dreamhost, or a third party at the knowledge of employees at Dreamhost. It is possible that their entire …

New York Court of Appeal: No Habeas Corpus for Happy The Elephant, 2 Judges Dissent

The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that \”Happy\” the elephant has no human writ of habeas corpus rights that would allow her to challenge her imprisonment at the Bronx Zoo. The 5-2 decision was written by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore with Judges Rowan Wilson and Jenny Rivera dissenting. \”Because the writ of habeas …

Sherman Estate and Donovan 2021 SCC 25 – Breakdown

The facts of this case revolve around the unexplained double homicide of a billionaire couple in Toronto. The estate trustees felt uncomfortable to administrate the Sherman estate under intense public scrutiny and incidentally feared for their life due to the perpetrator being unknown and still at large. The application judge sealed the probate files to …