How will we know if AI becomes conscious?
Researchers are now studying whether conscious AIs are in our near-term future.
Conscious AI models have been the stuff of science fiction for decades. But with the emergence of AI large language models such as ChatGPT and Google Bard, researchers are now studying whether conscious AIs are in our near-term future.
So when will we know if artificial intelligence reaches consciousness? According to an article by Melissa Heikkilä for MIT Technology Review, proving when AI becomes conscious will be a difficult task.
Knowing when or if AI can grasps certain concepts such as dreaming or self identification is challenging because we can’t use the same methods we use to understand human consciousness—the brain.