Google opens up its experimental AI chatbot for public testing

Google opens up LaMDA to the public, but it’s launching with guardrails that aim to prevent it generating offensive responses.

Google announced AI Test Kitchen in May, along with the second version of LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), and is now letting the public test parts of what it believes is the future of human-computer interaction.

AI Test Kitchen is “meant to give you a sense of what it might be like to have LaMDA in your hands,” Google CEO Sunday Pichai said at the time.

Of course this is the same chatbot AI that caused a Google Employee to claim it was actually alive (ok, sentient) until they eventually dismissed him (ok, fired). Now you, too, can validate that its not alive by using this version that totally has not been edited or altered before public release. Does anyone remember their Shakespeare?

Methinks thou dost protest too much.

Hamlett, Act 3, Scene 2