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- Experiencing sensation, thought, or feeling.
- Synonym: sensate
- Able to consciously perceive through the use of sense faculties.
- Antonym: insensate
- (chiefly science fiction) Possessing human-like awareness and intelligence.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:self-aware
- 2022 June 14, Toby Walsh, “Labelling Google’s LaMDA chatbot as sentient is fanciful. But it’s very human to be taken in by machines”, in The Guardian:
- Lemoine has been placed on “paid administrative leave” after publishing a transcript of conversations with LaMDA which he claims support his belief that the chatbot is sentient and comparable to a seven- or eight-year-old child. […] While Lemoine no doubt genuinely believes his claims, LaMDA is likely to be as sentient as a traffic light.
experiencing sensation, perceiving, thinking, or feeling
science fiction: possessing human-like awareness, knowledge and intelligence
conscious or aware
sentient (plural sentients)
- Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.
- (chiefly science fiction) An intelligent, self-aware being.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:sentient
- “SENTIENT | Pronunciation in English”, in (please provide the title of the work), Cambridge University Press, accessed 2020-09-18
- Jesse Sheidlower, editor (2001–2022), “sentient adj.”, in Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction.
- Jesse Sheidlower, editor (2001–2022), “sentient n.”, in Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction.
- Jeff Prucher, editor (2007), “sentient”, in Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction, Oxford, Oxfordshire; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, pages 180–181.