Modern AI does very well at solving a narrow set of problems.
- AI now beats the best humans at chess, and poker, and go.
- AI powers Google search. This works so well that you now take it for granted.
- Speech recognition works very well in well-defined circumstances... and there are many of them that are commercially successful including Siri and Alexa. Hands-free mode in cell phones is being written into the law.
- Pattern recognition is very effective in many industries, for example for doing quality assurance.
There are two extremes here. It is ridiculous to believe that AI will soon take over all human tasks. It is equally ridiculous to say that AI is not already having a significant impact on modern life that will continue into the foreseeable future.