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The concept of creating consciousness in artificial intelligence (AI) systems is a contentious topic among technologists. Some argue it’s science fiction, while others believe it’s imminent. Neuroscientist Grace Huckins suggests that understanding human consciousness could provide insights into AI consciousness. There have been attempts to test AI consciousness, but these are not foolproof. A group of experts have proposed practical ways to detect AI consciousness based on theories from different fields. However, current AI systems do not meet any of these markers, and it remains uncertain if they ever will.