The idea of R2D2 or Johnny5 resonated in my childhood and left me craving like many for conscious technology. Turing’s test is seen as setting the bar for when we will actually find general AI, and there is a debate that his test was passed in 2014 by Eugene Goostman. It is also debated whether it’s the right test for AGI. With technology like self-driving cars, and increased conversation regarding computers taking jobs, there is a resurgence in excitement and fear around the idea of AI. This talk is designed to drive a discussion about what is AI and where is all this leading us.