Can an AI bot convince you that it's sentient?

Google engineer Blake Lemoine brought an unusual concern to his company earlier this month: he feared the AI language program he was working with had gained sentience. Even if he's wrong (and Google certainly thinks he is) -- is the fact that an AI bot can imitate sentience so convincingly reason enough to be worried?

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