I want all of you to picture in your mind's eye, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator. Now, put that in a box somewhere in your mind and label that box "NOT REAL". Artificial Intelligence is many decades, if not centuries, from ever approaching something remotely like a Terminator or SkyNet.
I have the unique opportunity to study AI in the area of video games and game design. "Video games?" you might exclaim. "How can you call that a job?!"