News coming from the website called Next Big Future talks about a Researcher indicating the likely hood of sentient A.I. in around 5 years from now.
Here is the Link and Part of the Article:
Artificial intelligence researchers claims sentient creativity machines will be made within 5 years
February 12, 2016
By: Brian Wang
The AI researcher Dr. Stephen Thaler has given an interview recently in which he claims that his AI research will lead to sentient, cognizant "creativity machines" within 5 years.
....An Imagination Engine is a trained artificial neural network that is stimulated to generate new ideas and plans of action through a very amazing effect that is an outgrowth of scientific experiments conducted in 1975 by our founder, Dr. Stephen Thaler.