This is probably the least technical blog post I will ever make in my life, but it's something that needs to be said (but mostly to people who don't read this blog, i.e. non-technical people)...
Artificial Intelligence does not equal Artificial Humanity.
Most people's notion of artificial intelligence, mostly derived from cinema and other works of fiction, is of a robot or piece of software that exhibits emotions, such as humor, sadness, anger, lust for power, etc.
This is not artificial intelligence. This is artificial humanity. To be clear, there is a market for digitizing human likeness along with all of its irrationality and reptilian/mammalian brain incentives -- especially in video games and the entertainment business in general.
However, artificial intelligence is about producing intelligence: the ability to solve complex problems. Pure AI does NOT seem human. The Turing test is a joke. The Turing test tests for artificial humanity, not artificial intelligence. Intelligence doesn't desire things, it has no motivation by itself. Intelligence is a capacity to understand, nothing more.
Bottom line: just because some of us humans do exhibit a tiny bit of intelligence every once in a while doesn't mean that the gold standard for intelligence is "anything that behaves just like us"...