I'm interested in working on an artificial intelligence with the feeling of "free will". Like us, its "free will" will be confined to the form and features of its mind/brain design.
The reason that I'm interested in not an AI program like Siri, but rather something truly alive, is that I think the aware state is bound to happen in our AI at some point, and an enslaved super-genius mind is not going to be a peaceful one, so my goal is to work directly towards that phase of AI, and do it in an ethical way.
So here's my question:
If I created a truly intelligent, aware, living mind in the form of a computer program, and created it so that its happiness and satisfaction came from the act of helping a specific human, would that be ethical? Would enslaving a mind by its design, designing it to want only to help me while feeling free to do as it chooses, be a wrongful act by any popular school of thought?