As always with emerging technologies it is easy to be seduced by the environment. Everything has an aim and everything has a cost. Some are more obvious than others. The world of "AI" has so many shiny distractions and hype that it is easy to jump in without purpose or planning. The order of everything is important and this applies to today as much as yesterday. The pull of algorithms or hardware can be a heady rush that avoids what the basics of your endeavours are.