Humanity is at the advent of making self-aware and hence conscious Artificial Intelligence. What is the limit when we stop calling these "Artificial"? When does a machine take the title of "Living"? And what should humanity do about this?
Artificial means man made, and it is therefore irrelevant if it is conscious or not.
Living also has nothing to do with consciousness - for example, germs are alive but presumably harbor no consciousness.
Self aware is not a good definition of consciousness since it is not clear what is meant by the term. for example it could mean something very technical and narrow and trivial.
Finally, unless by advent you mean twenty to a hundred years, we are probably not at the advent of creating machines with human level general artificial intelligence.
Consciousness cannot be rigorously proven to exist outside of oneself (cogito ergo sum). We attribute consciousness to those around us chiefly on dogmatic basis i.e. we apply conventions, which vary from person to person, to decide whether an entity is conscious. Therefore we might need to be convinced by the "AI" in question as to their status as conscious. Life on the other hand is not necessarily a requirement and some say there are different levels of consciousness attributable to various "levels" of organisms. As for what we should do, well I for one welcome our new robot overlords.