Flaming soundbites with unsound bases
Behind the hype lies the fact that AI research hasn’t made any serious breakthroughs in recent years; computers have got faster, so the same brute force techniques now deliver their results more rapidly. They’re just as stupid, but faster.
Evidently not keeping up with the literature.
Still expecting AI to make "breakthroughs" like a kid with ADHD unable to wait for the next candy shot. Steady small improvements which, yes, may (or may not) be due to faster processors, is what's happening. These also are improvements.
I'm already happy with the current state of declarative problem solving (i.e. Answer Set Programming). Shit's amazing. Not even going into all the newfangled 12-layer deep neural network stuff.