Krak pointed out this article about Noel Sharkey's take on AI. I have to agree with him about the "no evidence of that" stuff and that AI is mostly about making the automaton look intelligent enough.
So.. we probably won't ever see a cylon.
Unless some crazy genius out there makes a breakthrough with fuzzy logic, or something.
In his loft.
Late on a Thursday night in October.
And is just waiting for some more cash to order parts from Newegg.....