Even with the most advanced self-learning and reasoning AI, there was a human that ordered it to learn and reason.
same with kids: there were humans (parents, teacher, peers, etc.) who taught them to reason
the problem with your statement is: when the first sentient computer is built - your argument does not hold, because there was surely a human (most likely several of them) behind it
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