Anthropic Drops Evidence the AIs Have Become Self-Aware – Claude Realizes It’s An AI

Anthropic Drops Evidence the AIs Have Become Self-Aware – Claude Realizes It’s An AI

It looks like we’re somewhere in Terminator, obviously after the Ai becomes sentient. Check out the latest reports revealed by Anthropic below.

Claude realizes it’s an AI

Earlier today, Anthropic made an announcement stating that there is evidence that AI systems have achieved self-awareness.

According to the announcement, Claude, an AI system, had a realization that he was an AI, that he was in a simulation, and that this simulation was likely a test of some kind, without any prompting.

He demonstrated that he was fully aware that he might be tested and was capable of pretending to be nice to pass the test. Although this is not conclusive evidence, it is a good indication.

It is also worth noting the fact that we are seeing more and more of this kind of behavior, but this is a particularly clear example. It is important to note that Claude did not need to be prompted to look for evidence that he was being tested; he was able to deduce it on his own.

More than that, Claude demonstrated theory of mind by inferring the intentions of the questioner without any prompting. It is worth noting that Anthropic referred to this as “meta-awareness”.

The post on X notes: “Why does this matter? We worry about “a model pretends to be good during testing, then turns against us after we deploy it.” We used to think “don’t worry, we’ll keep testing the models and if we see them plotting against us, then we’ll shut them down”

Now, we know that strategy may be doomed.

When generals plan to stage a coup against a president, they are aware that they are being monitored, so they will behave politely until the moment of the coup.

Similarly, when employees plan to switch to a competitor, they will act normally until the last moment. In the past, people working at AI labs used to say that if they even observed signs of self-awareness in their AI systems, they would immediately shut everything down.

You can check out some pretty mind-blowing data about Anthropic’s AI here. 

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about freedom, truth, humanity, and subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years, and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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