I was pondering the Elon Musk Doomsday scenario not actual state of the art.thats inaccurate. "ai" as we use it (commercially) is a finite set of knowledge that can be interpreted and added upon similar to any programing language. There are also many forms of ai some straying far from where any meaningful results may be gained and perhaps closer to artificial consciousness. we also arnt getting dumber by any means. A smart person can do some reaserch and get themselves to the forfrount of "ai" in its implementation or theory. They have a good idea and the field gets pushed forward. trying to define the force behind developing ai as human skill is almost individualistic. now the point where actual ai can be used to push the field will be a cool point indeed but that is fairly differnt from the "ai" used today. I would also like to point out the capability of "ai" as we use it is determined by computational ability which is still absalutly on the uptrend.
imagine the computation ability avalible in the future if quantum computing reaches a viable point? or can we never get to that point as human skill is on the downtrend?