Even harder than the amazing things a five year old can do, which we have no idea how, is changing the perception of politicians. Harder to get sensible decisions than true AI?
I can't see any advance in AI since 1980s and the slow HW claim was a 1960s or 1970s fallacy. If the SW existed and HW was too slow, you'd get real AI, but slowly. Real AI doesn't exist and might never exist. It might be a class of problem we can't even analyse, much less engineer an implementation.