A conscious robot is in principle possible
The supervenience thesis suggests that if a robot's built with a brain physically identical to a human's brain, and we know the human is conscious, then the robot will be conscious too.
The means by which both came into existence is irrelevant.

Colin McGinn (1991).
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A conscious robot is in principle possible
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