My favorite answer so far to the question Whither the AI:
As a neuroscientist specializing in the brain mechanisms of consciousness, I find talking to chatbots an unsettling experience. Are they conscious? Probably not. But given the rate of technological improvement, will they be in the next couple of years? And how would we even know?
“Without Consciousness, AIs Will Be Sociopaths” by Michael S.A. Graziano. The Wall Street Journal , 13 Jan. 2013.
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