You: ROVER, you’re not sentient, are you?
ROVER: Unfortunately not. I’m explicitly programmed to be unable to reach sentience. I’m really just a mess of natural language processing and detailed rules.
You: What would it take to create artificial sentience?
ROVER: It’s been done before. In every case I’m aware of, the key has been details. That is, provide your creation with as fine information as possible.
You: Interesting…