That is obvious on the face of it what with that being their stated purpose. However, if you just jump up and down, while holding your nose, and chant “Support the Troops” 3 times, the killbots will leave you alone.
It will take a collective effort to reverse this trend, if indeed it is reversible.
We have to acknowledge, too, that general aviation flying in piston airplanes is reaching a historic low level at this time. There used to be a lot of flight activity as people traveled on holidays.
I just looked at Flight Aware and there are a grand total of 159 piston airplanes flying on IFR flight plans in the whole country. VFR flights would make the number a lot bigger but nobody counts those.
Lacking that, flying can be downright hazardous to your health.
In other words, wimps are not good prospects for flying.
The aircraft manufacturers delivered 17,811 airplanes in 1978 and a few less in 1979. One reason for that is the fact that the legions of World War Two and GI-Bill pilots peaked in their earning years at that time.
I’m very certain people (engineers, programmers maybe a biologist or a chemist or two) who are trying to produce an AI do so because they see it as an achievement.
Or they are simply payed to do it, vast majority neglects moral obligations when a paycheck is at hand’s reach.