Thought for the day

"I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist.... I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus." -- Prince Philip, in his Forward to "If I Were an Animal" - United Kingdom, Robin Clark Ltd., 1986.



Blake Lemoine, 41, confirmed in a yet-to-be broadcast podcast that he was dismissed following his revelation.

He first came forward in a Washington Post interview to say that the chatbot was self-aware, and was ousted for breaking Google's confidentiality rules. 

On July 22, Google said in a statement: 'It's regrettable that despite lengthy engagement on this topic, Blake still chose to persistently violate clear employment and data security policies that include the need to safeguard product information.'