But isnt that how it works for humans?
Regarding your point 3, thats just an electronic primitive version of how it works for people.
We're born, we have inbuilt pattern recognition for faces and learn from those around us. The inputs are live and varied rather than scraped, but they must form a large part of our thought processes. Part of it must come from how we're grown (built) but much of it must be environment.
I know thats the nature/nurture argument thats been raging for centuries but there's a reason we still dont have the answer.
I guess the question everyone asks but nobody dares to ask is "At any point does Samantha have a soul" ?
Is she really real? Are you ? Am I?