I can see how the lay person would think AI is getting better by leaps and bounds because it's becoming more common. But things like self driving cars date back at least to the 1950's. And the main idea behind it (epipolar geometry) predates computers. They're just now becoming more practical and affordable due to Moore's law. And the recent accident caused by Google's car merging into traffic shows they're still not that good at it, usually driving much slower than all other traffic, and yielding the right of way at all times. If all cars on the road behaved that way, there'd be a lot more problems, maybe not wrecks, but a lot more congestion and much longer travel times.
So, it might look like AI is getting better just because things like assisted driving are becoming more popular, and at some point might actually affect jobs where people are paid to drive. But any other jobs that would benefit from automation using AI were likely replaced long ago because the cost of paying someone $30k/yr likely exceeded the cost of automation way before Moore's law brought it down to today's level.