Could Artificial Intelligence Become Conscious? 33 Researchers Contribute Their Opinion

Daniel Faggella

Daniel Faggella is Head of Research at Emerj. Called upon by the United Nations, World Bank, INTERPOL, and leading enterprises, Daniel is a globally sought-after expert on the competitive strategy implications of AI for business and government leaders.

Over the last five months, we’ve combined a mix of interviews and surveys with some of our most experienced artificial intelligence guests – including computer science PhDs from Stanford, Georgia Tech, and more – as well as some of the most renowned AGI researchers in the world.

We asked 33 AI researchers when they believe (with 90% confidence) that artificial intelligence will be capable of self-aware consciousness. Some of the answers surprised us. To explore the expert opinions, scroll in the interactive graphic below.

Clicking on a date range (example: “2061-2100”) will take you to all of the respondents who guessed that date range as realistic for AI consciousness.

Clicking on an individual researcher will:

  • Pull up the complete response from that researcher (1-3 sentences summarizing their position)
  • Show the academic credentials and current professional affiliations of that researcher
  • Display any related interview links from that researcher, allowing you to glean more of their unique perspective

Note: The data for this graphic is no longer available publicly and are only available for Emerj research members. This change was enacted in November 2018.

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