No, not Gordo. The Tower of Babel principle. Lord T is of the opinion that true AI is a long way off:
Personally though I think we are so far from a learning machine that could think and act like us that I see AI splitting into two branches. One where we use fast and parallel processing to perform tasks and interact as a robot with specific tasks in mind. We can create robots for all our mundane tasks and free up our time.
The second branch is where we work on an artificial brain which we could use in dangerous situations to evaluate and resolve issues that humans would normally do. Eventually of course we would end up with something that would be, in reality, a new life form.
Yes, we can get it to think out solutions and take action, it can learn to scour the net for possible data to build new solutions and if one of the inputs had been to think out the solution to human stupidity, it could conclude, on balance, that humans are better eliminated.
This still does not give it a soul and the capacity to go against its directives or to think laterally.