What Would It Mean for AI to Become Conscious?

Posted by Peter Rudin on 5. April 2019 in News

Futurist Ray Kurzweil famously predicted that “By 2029, computers will have emotional intelligence and be convincing as people.”

To be clear, we’re nowhere near machines achieving artificial general intelligence or consciousness, and whether a “conscious machine” is possible—not to mention necessary or desirable—is still very much up for debate

Much of the brain’s inner workings remain a deep, dark mystery—one that will have to be further solved if we’re ever to get from narrow AI to artificial general intelligence, or systems that possess the same intelligence level and learning capabilities as humans.

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