Some people distinguish between biological life and machines. But if you look deeply enough, biological life is just a machine called DNA. Richard Dawkins said it best in chapter 5 of his book The Blind Watchmaker, after observing downy seeds falling from a willow in his garden:
It is raining instructions out there; it's raining programs; it's raining tree-growing, fluff-spreading, algorithms. That is not a metaphor, it is the plain truth. It couldn't be any plainer if it were raining floppy discs.