Because journalists want to eat too. And people for the most part do not understand what is at stake, believing that we have almost created AI and we are about to be enslaved by evil robots.
In reality, such a scenario is very unlikely for the next couple of centuries, if at all. So far we have no hint of the possibility of its creation.
Why is there such a panic around artificial intelligence? We are not threatened by him, there can be no conspiracy, the only thing that AI can do with a person is to accidentally harm, because all technology can fail, the AI does not have consciousness / self-awareness, and the only thing that it can do is learn, and then for people should take care of it, they should, so to speak, throw coal into the stove (provide a huge array of data for training), and so on. We first need to figure out how our brain works, to understand how it works, and then only it may be possible to create an artificial brain. Maybe people panic because they don't understand this topic? Thanks in advance for your answers.
Could a certain sage add a formula to the bot's code, under which it would start developing like Skynet?