This is the hard problem of consciousness. And I think it serves to place a limit on what a computer can ever achieve.
This will probably look like shameless advertising but towards the end of my article called 'Towards a modern Phrenology' I reference a thought experiment called 'the Chinese room'. Essentially this shows that while humans can deal with facts and values, a computer can only deal in the realm of facts and laws.
Although difficult to define, consciousness is flavoured by subjectivity, something that cannot be learned by the microchips of a computer.