There are a few threads are going on about the question of the possibility of creating artificial humans. In this thread I would like to examine a specific aspect of this question. Humans have a whole lot of mental properties. One of them is stupidity. Another one is dishonesty – both intellectual and moral. Then there are mentally deficient (crazy) people. Some people believe in superstitions. (For the sake of avoiding derail attempts, I will (reluctantly!) exclude religion from the list.) People are capable of doublethink – holding two mutually contradictory views simultaneously and believing both of them – which is a mental disorder. And lots of other negative aspects are also included in the members of Homo sapiens. (Sapiens??? My big left toe. ;))
The point is that no one would purposefully implement these traits in some artificial beings, be they human imitations or not. We attempt to implement the positive traits, and we make some baby steps along the road, even though there is a very long way to go.
IBM’s Watson is able to analyze intentionally vague, sometimes even misleading clues and was able to beat the best of the Jeopardy champions. Chess programs can beat the human world champions. Medical diagnostic programs can make better evaluations than most doctors can. Face recognition programs can analyze thousands of faces in a crowd, and recognize one from a picture. And we barely scratched the surface of the possibilities. Of course these are not mutually exclusive traits, so it is possible to create one being, who has all of these abilities.
It looks like that we are going to be able to build some seriously “handicapped” artificial beings, which will have our “good traits”, but lack our negative ones. (If that would be considered a “handicap”.) It would not have the ability to cheat and lie, it would never be lazy or uncaring, it would be something that a “perfect” human would be. If you realize that this “handicap” is the result of the limitation (but not lack of) of “free will” you are on the right track.
That is an admirable aim to pursue. Why would anyone wish to build a creature with mental disorder? Or a con man? Or a serial killer?