Hey Doc, tis good to see you back on the forums posting again.
As for AI on all my gadgets, well I'll be dumbing down on all my home appliances so there's no 'smarts' to influence or take over. Yup, looks like we're out with the automatic washer and back to the old washboard.... and the dryer 'll have to go for a simple old clothes line.
Nah, seriously, I think technology has gone too far and it's not created with the end users best interests in mind. No, we as end users are pawns in a game of which corporation can get the most of our money.... by fair means or not, and the less I have to do with it the better.
I do have a smart TV that's powered by Google, but it's not connected to the internet... never got around to it after the move, and now I don't think I'll bother. Never trusted Google, never will.
I hope the treatment for your arthritis works, Doc, I know only too well what it's like and wouldn't wish it on anybody. Try fish oil capsules, it helps with mine.