Neuroscience hypothesizes that consciousness is generated by the interoperation of various parts of the brain, called the neural correlates of consciousness or NCC. Proponents of AC believe it is possible to construct machines (e.g., computer systems) that can emulate this NCC interoperation.
It could be an interesting hypothesis. Then again, Tom Campbell and John Hagelin's theory/hypothesis is also interesting and I think more compelling in light of the absence of any true evidence
of material consciousness to this point. But, once again, even if they are able to create robots with some sort of 'consciousness', we would have to define what we mean by 'consciousness'.
But I feel that the reason no headway is being made by mainstream science into real, hard theories on this subject matter is the 'hard problem of Consciousness' which just cannot be overlooked. The materialist perspective says something along the lines of this : "Just because there has not been a place in the brain where they can pinpoint where Consciousness comes from, does not automatically equate to the idea that consciousness comes from beyond the brain
". I would agree with this quote based on the premise alone that the absence of one thing does not translate to the existence of another necessarily.
However, I think what fails to be appreciated is that the reason
, no true headway is being made into the 'why'
of subjective experience, COULD very well be because we are looking in the wrong place (matter). I think if science really wants to be true to its craft, then it needs to include both perspectives. The conventional perspective of non-matter arising from matter and the perspective of matter arising from non-matter. Unfortunately, the second perspective is dis-regarded in mainstream science and people like Dennis Dennett continue to claim that 'we'll find the answer', but we've been waiting for that for quite some time now and outside of a hypothesis or two, there is no ground really being broken into how something like matter could produce this 'subjective experience' that, not just humans, but all animals experience (to some degree).
This is exactly why many mainstream physicists including Campbell, Hagelin, Peter Russell, even Max Planck among countless others started to look in a different direction.