I am aware of the paradox in the invented term AS, but find it reasonable related to AI. The general population is being dumbed down, while at the same time being convinced that they are getting smarter. People can not change tires on their own cars anymore, or even manage to jump start them without calling for professional help.
A more suitable acronym for AI would be VI, as in Virtual Intelligence ... but that doesn't have the same marketing ring to it. In the same way that we are not promoting AR but VR, because Virtual Reality sounds better than Artificial Reality. A more true term would be Fake Reality, but then again if you believe it to be real ... and never have seen anything else ... it real to you.