No. It is not AI. It is not self-aware; therefore it is CODE, but - hey - you've already decided to call it AI, 'cos it's snazzier than "Expert Systems" or whatever n you can hype yer businesses better by calling it AI.
Not being a pedant, just an SF writer who worked in IT for 30 years, but.
The piece talks about ethics, but box-canyons the reader into a predominantly "yes, but it is a good thing, right?" corner.
Still laughing about Point One. Every generation has its impending "Science will save us" / "Industrialisation will free us from drudgery" Moment that never comes true. (Still waiting for me jet-pack and monorail, personally).
Sorry to burst yer bubble, but History teaches us that Capitalism will continue to ensure that you Will. Work. Til. You. Drop.
Unless you do something about it.
"Our economic system is based on compensation for contribution to the economy, often assessed using an hourly wage. The majority of companies are still dependent on hourly work when it comes to products and services. But by using artificial intelligence, a company can drastically cut down on relying on the human workforce, and this means that revenues will go to fewer people. Consequently, individuals who have ownership in AI-driven companies will make all the money."