I expect that this is a matter of opinion, but it is interesting.
This is mainly about the definition of artificial intelligence, and the definition of intelligence itself.
Has AI been around for decades?
I think today's computers are intelligent to some degree.
They have been since they first became capable of a decision (IF statement, just a few steps past ENIAC)
As a novice programmer, I enjoy writing programs with if statements, watching them decide what to do, and wondering how simular this is to the way human and animal inteligences work.
What is the difference between a hub and a switch: intelligence.
An automatic transmission in a car is intelligent: it decides when to change gears.
The reason that this has not been accepted as AI is that people cannot realize that artificial intelligence is just that: artificial, yet it is intelligence.
Those are some good points but any Windows PC either has a low IQ or is mentally unsound. Though the NT based version are a lot better than 9x they are still very strange compared to Unix based systems.
Nobody has yet invented *true* AI. A true AI would be completely indistinguishable from human intelligence.
Besides, a can defeat your argument in a single word: Microsoft.
Are our own minds any more different than a whole bunch of if and else statements? Think about it, how do you react when somebody calls your name? How do you react if somebody says "DUCK!"?