Only humans can have ability to introspect. No animal can achieve introspection (they don't even have a "self-spection" - do not recognize themselves in a mirror). And not a single AI professional has a slightest how to model this ability. They may develop an AI that acts like a mouse, but the road to the human-level AI will take decades. Any current AI is farther from a human intelligence then a bicycle from a Starship Mk 1. When a baby is born his/her intellect is no different from of a newly born chimp. Animal stage ends a when child begins recognize himself/herself. Only after self-awareness is achieved the human-level intellect begins its development. No AI has self-awareness, and no AI professional has any idea how to achieve it. And will not know - for a very long time. Period. So all buzz about AI is just a buzz.
Imagine a platoon of strong and healthy but intellectually underdeveloped (animal-stage) solder trained to be killers. This type of machinery can be developed within a decade or so. AI brain - dumb like a doorknob but obedient - can be installed into a robot, tank, missile, drone. But that's that. Elon Musk can entertain the idea of a scary AI taking over the world, but that 's all it is - entertainment.
Starting a car with a push of a button - a process that is simple but not trivial.
On 09/05 The NYT wrote how happy OpenAI and all AI community are because - FINALLY! - AI passed an 8th-grader test.
Do you know what that means?
It means, that ALL current AI systems that are being promoted to businesses are NOT smarter than an 8th-grader.
Plain and simple.
That's EXACTLY what I wrote in
The new stage of the race for AI domination AI
quote: "AI is just an intern with thousand hands and eyes, and a brain strong just enough to learn some patterns".
Well, I actually gave it an even higher level of "intelligence" - "an intern".
Any business thinking about using AI needs to know that he/she will "hire" and employ an equivalent of an 8th-grader, or maybe of a dozen of them.