Re: In my house I teach the dimmer in a different way
A tad cynical, but I know what you mean. I've thought the same but recently I started to learn "machine learning" and have applied to go and do a degree in Computer Science (haven't been accepted yet).
Obviously I haven't got very far down the machine learning route yet, but the simple examples that you start with don't appear to offer any better way of solving the problem than a standard algorithm, but I am well aware that I am simply not far enough down the road to understand it all yet.
How ever, with AI, I am getting off my bum and finding out what all the fuss is about...I just haven't found anything yet, so, so far it is just a new sales buzz word and a new sector to baffle other people in, just like "cloud storage" used to be Samba, NAS, FTP etc.
It may simply be that machine learning is a far superior method than what has gone before, but no one has mastered it yet.