I would point you to Gill Pratt (Toyota Research Institute) and Rodney Brooks (Rethink Robotics) for a take from experts (both former MIT faculty) that is much less hype.
This article is more predicated on sensationalist viewpoints than on sensational technology.
Amy LaViers

With all due respect, these guys are stuck in the last generation and not really a reliable resource for the coming generation of AIs. Think more in the direction of OpenAI, DeepMind, …

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