Richard Feynman has made in 1974 a famous speech about cargo cult science. He described a traditional tribal society who has no access to modern technology but imagined how it feels to manage an airplane landing field. The tribe has build planes out of wood, which weren't able to fly but are utilized in a ritual in which science was only simulated.
The topic of aviation isn't very interesting because the technology is available. In contrast, Artificial Intelligence is something which isn't ready today and the only opportunity to become familiar with it, is doing some kind of cargo cult science. That means, AI isn't the reality, but it's imagined with the help of prototypes build out of wood who aren't working in reality. One example in doing so is a teleoperated robot hand. Teleoperation means, that no AI software was utilized but the signals from the human operator's dataglove are transferred as raw data to the robot hand. If the robot hand grasps a ball it's not real artificial intelligence because the human has made the task. He is simulating the overall domain and nobody knows how to build a software which can do the task autonomously.
Is a teleoperated robot hand similar to an tribe's airplane landing site? Is it some kind of proto-science which imitates the desired technology?