The Guardian has a detailed article (here) about Ray Kurzweil, and the prospects for artificial general intelligence. It’s by Carole Cadwalladr, a feature writer and novelist who has produced a series of speculative pieces about the impact of technology.
Presumably it was the sub-editor who added the obligatory Terminator photo, but it’s still worth a read.
In 2004 Andrew Marr wrote that the default answer to questions like this in newspaper headlines is “No”. (The observation was later named Betteridge’s Law of Headlines.) Phew.