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The Google engineer who sees company's AI as 'sentient' thinks a chatbot has a soul

The Google computer scientist who was placed on leave after claiming the company's artificial intelligence chatbot has come to life tells NPR how he formed his opinion.

Blake Lemoine poses for a portrait in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Martin Klimek/ for The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The Google engineer who sees company's AI as 'sentient' thinks a chatbot has a soul

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says the House Jan. 6 committee investigation will reveal new details of the insurrection for the public. Shuran Huang for NPR hide caption

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American democracy is more vulnerable now than on Jan. 6, Schiff says amid hearings

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A female bear and two 1-year-old cubs walk over snow-covered freshwater glacier ice in Southeast Greenland. Kristin Laidre hide caption

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Kristin Laidre

In a place with little sea ice, polar bears have found another way to hunt

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Colombian presidential candidate Rodolfo Hernández receives a warm welcome at the National Congress of Oil Palm Growers in Bucaramanga, Colombia, on June 3. Fernanda Pineda/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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After Colombia's election surprise, a populist TikTok star poses stiff competition

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