Where the argument falls with ai for example is that we keep asking ourselves if we can create life? But that is the wrong question, as no one has done that and may never be able to, but the more correct question is can we copy life.
My parent’s didn’t make me. Their organism made me. I am a replication of sorts, not a thing that was made.
You see this is different.
Can we copy ourselves? Yes we can and we do in ways.
But copying based off of ourselves is what we are doing more than creating life from non-life.