According to a report, a person working on a computer program was put on leave after he claimed it became sentient.

Lemoine told The Washington Post that he was put on leave last week after publishing transcripts between himself and the company. He said that the robot thinks and feels like a child.

Lemoine told The Post that if he didn't know what it was, he would think it was a young child.

Lemoine presented evidence to the company that the bot was sentient, but they did not agree with him. Lemoine went public.

A company spokesman told The Post that the evidence does not support the claims made by the man. There wasn't any evidence that LaMDA was sentient.

He was placed on leave for violating the confidentiality policy.