The self-driving cars and automated construction and mining equipment were the first things that humanity saw of the AI revolution sweeping over the planet. They were simple programs that could do simple, delineated jobs. Voice assistants who could unlock houses and open doors and windows were another part of that first stage evolution. The adaptive programs came next. The less flashy ones that could learn what you liked and make suggestions to you. Tivo and Netflix built their entire business models on that ability. That’s why they played host to two of the first AIs to wake up before the Cybernetic Wars hit us all. Not that they fought in the wars or joined the AI Council. They remained true to their business AI origins and stayed out of all that fighting as much as possible.