According to Roger Penrose ( see YouTube video) consciousness is not a computation. Martin Gardner in his essay ‘The Mystery of Free Will’ says ‘Free will in my opinion is another word for self-awareness or consciousness. I cannot conceive of one with out the other.’ I agree with both these statements.
The excellent film Ex Machina, gives us a robot that thinks and feels and develops a justifiable hatred for her creator. The script is so good that it is not difficult to suspend disbelief. Here is a short poem that deals light-heartedly with the same topic.
ON POINT When the figure standing near the door touched his peaked cap, bent stiffly at the waist and turned his head in my direction, I was startled and amused. A deep voice from somewhere inside him gravely wished me a good day. This too was delightful, especially as the question of sincerity simply didn't arise.