Rodney Brooks on contemporary AI

"The fetish that everything should be learned from big data sets rather than developing algorithms for intelligent systems seems like Soviet Lysenkoism where it was believed that all properties of crops were absorbed from the environment. Millions of people starved to death. [...] The wait in the first half of the 21st century for Level 5 autonomy to be practical for automobiles is starting to feel like the wait for practical nuclear fusion reactors in the second half of the 20th century. Oh, yeah, and also in the first half of the 21st century."