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June 20, 2022, 7:43 p.m. | /u/Competitive_Travel16

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I'm sure everyone here has heard about the LaMDA sentience controversy by now, so in addition to linking to its arxiv full text (["LaMDA: Language Models for Dialog Applications" by Thoppilan, et al., 2022](https://arxiv.org/pdf/2201.08239.pdf)), I'd also like to correct a few points that I see most people getting wrong.

First, unlike plain GPT-3, Davinci, and the like, LaMDA is *not* stateless. Its sensibleness metric (including whether responses contradict anything said earlier) is fine-tuned by pre-conditioning each turn with many of …

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