Re: Waste of time
Current "AI" isn't intelligence, it is a sorting mechanism on a look-up table. The programs digitises something, for example a face, then compares the string of numbers for that face to a dataset of other strings of numbers. It's not magic, it's not clever, it's not even smart.
There is intelligence shown in "AI" systems but it is that of the designers who create marvelous algorithms to shorten the process of looking-up stuff with elegant code replacing the brute force approach we were trained to use in coding school.
That said, making the look-up-and-compare programs more efficient is simple, make larger processors. Instead of tiny, little 64-bit CPU's which are a handicap and a bottleneck, manufacture 2048-bit CPU's or larger, which will be able to swallow data in great, huge chunks with each clock cycle.
The *software* doesn't need to be engorged, expanded or embiggened much, just the I/O bits and the comparator sub-routines.
Making the RAM part of the CPU's cache could also help though I don't know if that is feasible.
Basically, I'm describing a thing that looks and feels more like a brain than do the fragmented, tiny, inefficient things we currently use, especially if we were to 3D interconnect everything to everything else.