Will a Conscious, Intelligent AI Emerge in Our Lifetimes?

How likely is it that artificial intelligence will achieve a human-level intelligence in the next 10 years, 20 years, 100 years, or for that matter ever? If you know researchers, you know they don’t like to prognosticate about future outcomes. Yet it’s undeniable that humans have a unique talent for envisioning future possibilities and even whole worlds, and doing so helps drive product development, research directions, and ultimately the face of future societies. Typically, the more you know on a particular subject, the better qualified you are to articulate the “what if’s” and “might be’s” of the future of a particular domain. When it comes to artificial intelligence with a form of consciousness or human-level intelligent awareness (often termed artificial general intelligence (AGI)), TechEmergence decided to go straight to the…


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