Sorry I missed this conversation last year Damian
It seems to me your assertion that AI would not have human like experience is based on invalid premises.
It seems clear to me that humans are the most interesting thing in this part of the galaxy at present, and that will almost certainly change with the emergence of AI, and I am still interested in dogs and bacteria, and occasionally I talk to my dog. My dog has lots of freedom, within limits designed to keep it safe.
I think we will be forever more than dogs to AI, as most of the really interesting problems of existence do not scale linearly with computing power, so we will still be able to have interesting conversations on some subjects, and in some easily computable domains, we will be as ants.
There does seem to be a period of high risk, as AI does the logically equivalent transition through “teenagehood”. It is dangerous enough giving teenagers keys to the car let alone the internet and all connected.