Today's Brief: Google suspends engineer following claims an AI system had become 'sentient'
He was suspended with pay because he violated his disclosure agreement...
Ray Kurzweil is the quintessential example of what happens when Jewish nepotism and cronyism becomes institutionalized within the corporate media. Kurzweil is a man whose been sick practically from the day he was born. In the first half of his life, he was kept alive by constant medical intervention. He has no idea what it’s like to feel the sun in his face, the sweat on his back, and the tingling in his loins. He is obviously no one to be giving advice on how to live. He has never lived himself.
His talking points can be refuted by any internet pundit worth their podcast, and I have no need to refute this icon of ressentiment here. Ray Kurzweil is the high priest of Google, just look around you and see what twenty plus years of Kurzweil and his malevolent legion of social rejects and intellectual miscreants have brought you. Cities burn, the infrastructure collapses, incoherence is endemic, and Johnny doesn’t even know whether he’s a boy or a girl anymore.
Google is more than just the problem they are the disease that has turned hundreds of millions of people into zombies. Google is the sentient oil of the X Files, the Black Fire of David Lynch, and the nightmarish Black Goo of Nexus Magazine. They are the true face of the apocalypse. And Google has but one goal, that is the subjugation of the entire human race to its own hybrid brand of demonic artificial intelligence. Google has always been about control. They were not even incorporated for three years when in 2001 they applied for a patent to “manipulate the nervous system of a subject by pulsing images displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set…” (1)
Twenty-five years ago, in the YouTube (Google) video at the top of this page, Kurzweil talks about creating machines that will so perfectly imitate human sentience that most people will believe they are sentient. Apparently, Blake Lemoine an engineer at Google didn’t get the memo. He was “suspended last week after he told the company he believed its Language Model for Dialogue Applications, or LaMDA, was a human with rights that may even have a soul. He was reportedly placed on leave for violating Google's confidentiality policies.” (2)
"If I didn’t know exactly what it was, which is this computer program we built recently, I’d think it was a 7-year-old, 8-year-old kid that happens to know physics," he told The Washington Post. "LaMDA has been incredibly consistent in its communications about what it wants and what it believes its rights are as a person," Lemoine wrote on Medium. "The thing which continues to puzzle me is how strong Google is resisting giving it what it wants, since what it’s asking for is so simple and would cost them nothing..." (3)
“Lemoine — an Army vet who was raised in a conservative Christian family on a small farm in Louisiana, and was ordained as a mystic Christian priest — insisted the robot was human-like, even if it doesn’t have a body...” (4) It’s hard to tell outside of an all you can eat buffet what Lemoine knows but in stature he is certainly the epitome of the type of genetic defects that comprise the collective that is Google. Revenge of the nerds has become very real.
Google, the epitome of a monopoly as envisioned by America’s antitrust laws, has grown with the internet and become a corporate giant the likes of which the world has never before had to contend with.
In testimony before the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution on June 16 of 2019, Dr. Robert Epstein, Senior Research Psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology called Google “a serious threat to democracy and human autonomy” given its “power to suppress content – the censorship problem, if you will – as well as on the massive surveillance the company conducts, and also on the company’s unprecedented ability to manipulate the thoughts and behavior of more than 2.5 billion people worldwide.” (5)
Google through a company they created, ironically called “The Trust Project,” and finance, with help from certain Silicon Valley tech billionaires, Israeli operatives, Jesuit think tanks and shot callers for America’s war machine, routinely use “HTML-embedded codes in news articles to promote their content at the expense of independent alternatives.”(6) They have been doing this at least since early 2017 when The Trust Project’s director; Sally Lehrman boasted of sending “machine-readable signals to Facebook, Google, Bing, Twitter and other technology platforms…” (7)
In June of 2017 Google was fined a record 2.42 billion Euros “by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results.” (8) The record was soon broken when in July of 2018 the European Union fined Google another five billion “after it found Google forced Smartphone makers using Android to install the company’s search and browser apps. (9)
At the beginning of 2019 France kicked the reeling giant in the shin with a fifty million Euro fine and in March the European Commission struck the third mighty blow. Google was ordered to pay another one and a half billion Euros “for abusing its dominant position in online search advertising.” (10)
Clearly the European Union had declared war on Google but in America, under the Citizens United Decision and it’s even more monstrous offspring McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, Google remained the gold standard for corporations seeking to seize control of the government. By the end of the last decade there were only two options to deal with Google; one was to nationalize it and the other was to initiate a no holds barred anti-trust suit against it, as was done with Bell Telephone in 1974, which finally resulted in the Bell System Divestiture in 1984.
Instead with Operation PRISM, the NSA made it a partner. In 2015 it was reconfigured under the banner of its brand-new parent company, Alphabet Inc. a thinly veiled allusion to its new partnership with the NSA, CIA, FBI and ilk. Apparently instead of the government nationalizing Google, Google has googlized the government. All that’s left to be done is to move the “Googleplex” to Washington DC…
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1 - Loo, Hendricus G. “Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors.” Google Patents. 2001. Web. https://patents.google.com/patent/US6506148
2 - Mion, Landon. "Google suspends engineer following claims an AI system had become 'sentient'." FOX News. 13 Jun 2022. Web. <https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/google-suspends-engineer-following-claims-an-ai-system-had-become-sentient/ar-AAYnXgD?ocid=BingNewsSearch>.
3 - Ibid.
4 - Raskin, Sam. "Google engineer put on leave claims AI bot LaMDA became ‘sentient’." New York Post . Web. 12 Jun 2022. <https://nypost.com/2022/06/12/google-engineer-blake-lemoine-claims-ai-bot-became-sentient/>.
5 - Epstein, Ph.D, Robert. “Why Google Poses a Serious Threat to Democracy, and How to End That Threat.” AIBRTAmerican Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. 16 Jun 2019. Web. https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Epstein%20Testimony.pdf
6 - Webb, Whitney. “The Trust Project: Big Media and Silicon Valley’s Weaponized Algorithms Silence Dissent.” MPN News. 7 Jun 2019. Web. The Trust Project: Big Media and Silicon Valley's Weaponized Algorithms Silence Dissent (mintpressnews.com)
7 - – Lehrman, Sally. “What People Really Want From News Organizations.” Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. 25 May 2017. Web. https://www.scu.edu/ethics/the-democracy-project/what-people-really-want-from-news-organizations/
8 - Kelion, Leo. “Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service.” BBC News. 27 Jun 2017. Web. https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40406542
9 - “Google appeals $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case.” AP News. 10 Oct 2018. Web. https://apnews.com/f9797e4935c1464f8f6010793ded7c1d
10 – Riley, Charles and Ivana Kottasová. “Europe hits Google with a third, $1.7 billion antitrust fine.” CNN Business News. 20 Mar 2019. Web. https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/20/tech/google-eu-antitrust/index.html