Or they see Open Source offerings such as LibreOffice and the various, mature Linux distros as a threat. Maybe not for gaming and Outlook, which is why I cited those two niches. Their relevance is not a given; we've seen how Android has been adopted to users who just want to use a device to access the web or create some documents.
From my armchair at the old folks home it seems Microsoft has given up whatever advantage they have with desktop computing. All they needed to (continue) doing was provide a stable platform for their office suite and PC games. The growing pains of NT and ME should have been adequate lessons learned for them. It's as if they have no idea where they are headed or who their customers are. Business and consumers are fed up.
problems begging solutions are. When I was programming professionally I never thought being able to program was as important as having a problem to solve requiring a programming language. App development is the same, find a reason to program, solve the problem in your mind, apply a language and you are a programmer.
Honestly, AI will be part of the future and the transition will not be pretty on a human level. Jobs will be lost, processes will change and the world will adapt. Rushing this by tossing out meaningless declarations by CEO's will not change. There is not timetable for the AI revolution. Let's adapt when ready.
Expect "expert" opinions to bounce around on the cancer link and smartphones for years. Adults don't want to believe they have put their children at risk and don't want to give up their smartphone either.