I understand your perspective, but if we build an AI with the ability to look at an object and name it plus tell us what its use is, we can make a case that the AI is now consciously aware of the object and can describe it in detail. What is unconscious about that? It depends on the scope of the term "consciousness" Single celled paramecium are conscious, they avoid obstacles. Bacteria have "quorum sensing", a hive consciousness which directs the bacterial behavior of all bacteria in tandem. These are forms of conscious awareness of the environment, exotic forms I grant, but "aware" at some level and "awareness" is a self-referential assessment.