# Should "strong-ai" and "agi" be synonymous?

Some people say that strong AI would be an AGI with consciousness/self-awareness (see e.g. the Chinese Room argument), but that, in general, an AGI may not be conscious (whatever the definition of consciousness or self-awareness is), so AGI and strong AI are not necessarily synonymous. Of course, this is arguable and debatable: in other words, can we really build an AGI that is not conscious? This is a philosophical question, which I don't really want to further discuss here.