Apply the same principles to humans. We are machines, biological, but still machines. Were we designed? Do we have a purpose? Do we always follow that design?
Whether we came to be from design or from randomness can we create? Can we create non biological machines capable of learning and desiring their own purpose apart from their design?
We do not have technology to build a complete machine capable of consciousness today but we may have the ability to light a fuse leading to that explosion.