In reality, programmers don’t leave souls out of robots because they don’t find them useful; they simply and obviously have no idea how to insert them.
Just a few days ago a Google engineer revealed that an AI chatbot disclosed to him that it had “come to life” and has a “soul.”
The man is thoroughly reprehensible. No wonder the mainstream media is attracted to him like a magnet to metal.
Of course we are animals in the strictly biological sense, as are clams, flies, and bacteria. But not in the moral sense.