What would I count as success when developing an AI? I don't want it to be creating a first generation AI, which I tend to codename SAM. I'll be very happy if I can reach an artificial pre-intelligence, something I have yet to codename. So far, all humanity has developed is artificial non-intelligence.
Functional Triune Theory of AI
Level 1: Artificial Non-Intelligence - reptilian complex functionality
Level 2: Artificial Pre-Intelligence - paleomammalian functionality
Level 3: Artificial Intelligence - neomammalian functionality
I would say that the layers build upon each other and that we are still in the Non-intelligence age of AI, despite many attempts. This level, when thinking about using this to build the higher levels, needs to be the OS, or else a low level layer built upon it. I want to build this within, or on top of, the Linux kernel. By doing this, I can continue to build the higher levels on top of it, until my custom version of Linux reaches levels 2 and 3.
I don't know if I can do this within a single lifetime, but I plan on getting as far along the path as I can.