It already is.
Every aspect of our financial system, most of our production and distribution systems, most of the information that people rely on for their day to day business has aspects of AI active in it.
It is exponentially increase.
On current trends, by 2040 AI will be driving all technology.
That most people are ignorant of these facts does not change the fact that they are facts.
It has nothing to do with belief.
It is present and measurable, if one has the appropriate skill sets and networks.