What tech calls “AI” isn’t really AI
First, the problem itself is poorly defined: what do you mean by intelligence? Nature, with all her blind hideous strength, endless experimentation and wild wastes of infinite time, has only managed the trick once (by our narrow definition), with one species of tree-ape on a rolling green world. Even if you believe there’s intelligent biological life elsewhere, the stats aren’t promising.
Eternity had forever to crack the code. We have minds, but less patience.