We are more than our bodies i have experienced this first hand.
Sadly no, we are nothing more than our bodies and our wonderful brains. Any OOBE, phone call from a dead relative / friend, divine revelations while in deep meditation / trance, etc. are only tricks of your mind, which has some serious capability to generate really awesome stuff. Think about amazing / unbelievable things which your brain can generate while you're dreaming or a person with a diagnosed mental disfunction. I'd love to hear about your experience though, if you don't mind sharing.
And the topic itself is very interesting indeed. Don't know there exists a particular 'law which determines when something is alive', simulating mere 'aliveness' seems a really simple task for todays technology (especially that, as already mentioned, even bacteria or plants are alive). Even if we limit the scope to games, as opposed to all tech / resources available to mankind. If you for example look at some NPC in a RPG game - it has some 'alive' features of at least a real life spider / insect / etc. - it inhabits a certain area, it has a set of behavioural routines, it reacts to external stimula (defends itself when attacked by player, etc.). Sims anyone?
Xcrypt didn't give us much detail about that AI application, so we can only guess what it did or how complex it was.
The only thing not yet possible is to create a self-conscious AI with an intelligence, emotions, true feelings and subtlety equivalent or better than that of humans (that would of course pass all sorts of Turing Tests with no trickery). Reverse engineering the human brain FTW!