Nice little history of the ASMI race (human-built machine sentiences) in the new attempt. These are essential to the story, I think. Without the ASMI, the Silicon Protectorate would probably kill off humanity to protect the dogmatic assertion that it is impossible for organic beings to develop sentience.
I have two main kinds of ASMI in the story: androids, and mechanoids. LOL! Just imagined the reaction the other machine races are going to have upon seeing a human, an android ASMI, and a mechanoid ASMI standing side-by-side-by-side. Especially the android ASMI! *Giggles*
It's doing quite well, so far, I think.