After nearly sixty years of failing to program artificial intelligence (AI), it is now time to grow it using an enactive approach instead. Critically, however, we need to ensure that it matures with a "moral sense" that will ensure the safety and well-being of the human race. Consciousness and conscience can lead the way towards creating safe and cooperative machine entities.
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