After having read something that Elon Musk said about artificial intelligence and how it could affect our lives, I've been reading about artificial intelligence, deep learning, etc. The recurrent topic is neural networks, which are used for "recognition tasks".
Although this is not my main question, can we say the following about neural networks?
Neural networks use the sigmoid function and gradient descent to fine-tune weights.
In any case, neural networks do not seem to really mimic any of the properties that we associate with intelligent beings, like humans, such as thinking outside the box, being able to observe, reflect and come up with innovations.
So, is there any artificially intelligent system that really mimics human intelligence?