As far as I can tell, "AI" has succeeded only in keeping the same name after endless redefinitions resulting from it's numerous failures.
Your blind faith in AI seems to indicate that you're either hopelessly misguided or one of those singularity nuts.
Absolutely not. The improvement in fields that were said to be impossible for AI are just astonishing, and I am among the first surprised by such successes. Let's state it clear: computing power is increasing, theoretical models are improving, practical implementations are getting more efficient. So yeah, basically Turing was right, we are just impressively capable computers and nothing more.
Around 5 or 6 years ago, there were some image classification benchmarks that were incredibly tough and said to be almost impossible to solve with a machine, with very low accuracies. Were are we now? Well the improvements have been far better than expected. Far better than I expected, to be honest. In some sense I would have loved if it didn't, since the pressure of this ever growing progress is stressful to my students and complicates the publication of novel ideas. But basically, yeah, it is improving a lot. It is science, it just works.
You could argue computer vision is not AI, but it is. Everything that allows a computer to make a statement that you thought was only possible by a human is AI.
Again, I am not interested in the the colorful stories about consciousness or whatever. What I'm saying is that there is basically no task that a computer will not be able to perform in the long run. Get over it, we are all replaceable by machines. Engineers, researchers, artists, name what you want, it is only a question of time and not of possibility.