SAN FRANCISCO — Google placed an engineer on paid leave recently after dismissing his claim that its artificial intelligence is sentient, surfacing yet another fracas about the company’s most advanced technology.

Blake Lemoine, a senior software engineer in Google’s Responsible A.I. organization, said in an interview that he was put

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Software engineering is a particularly versatile and rewarding tech-focused career. This is a growing and vibrant career path for anyone who likes solving problems, thinking creatively and using technology to create new business solutions.

What is Software Engineering?

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The field of software engineering encompasses technological skill coupled with engineering principles.