Scientists Say Sentient Artificial Intelligence Will Likely Never Happen

Is the advancement of artificial intelligence coming to a standstill? AI has come so far in such a short period of time, many just assume that our robot overlords will be arriving in the near future. But according to several scientists at ECCC’s Evolution of Technology and Sci-Fi panel, self-aware AI may be very, very far away, or may never happen at all.The panelists, which included scientists from the fields of artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and biochemistry, asserted that, as a result of an influx of government funding and the nature of computing technology, AI has “advanced at a very quick rate over the last hundred years.””Will advancement continue at the same rate? I don’t think so.” Many cite Moore’s Law, or the fact that the number of transistors have historically doubled within a…


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