My views on AI can be summed up as such:
I believe that the very thing that will generate true AGI may be directly connected to the fundamental force that generates all intelligence, life, and complexity in the universe.
I also believe that we likely can't understand the brain.
But you don't have to understand something to build it. For the same reason you don't have to understand how fire works in order to build a fire. You just need to understand how to generate the necessary initial conidtions for the fire to emerge.
In that sense you don't actually 'build' or 'create' a fire.
With the right conditions you allow a potential that was already dormant inside to be released.
I believe this is the true way to view artificial intelligence. In that true artificial intelligence will not be 'artificial'. But will be something truly alive. And that discovering artificial intelligence will also lead us to discovering what life truly is.