The AI takeover is going to be by thousands or even millions of not-so-intelligent bots who coordinate their function to achieve massive powers.
I think we may be there already.
We see all the major communication channels saying the same thing, even when it doesn't make any sense. An example would be the death of George Floyd. Another would be the hysteria generated over the coronavirus, or global warming, or systemic racism.
The Matrix has to give orders, but cannot give them directly, so it has to have a lot of people in high places who are fully controlled. An example is the President of Princeton University, as he is fully controlled.
The biggest example is Joe Biden. He is fully controlled. Look what happened. He had run for President several times, and never gotten any significant support. Then, about six months ago, it was as if someone flipped a switch. Overnight, he went from about 3% support to universal acceptance as the presumptive nominee. It was as if he made his deal with the Devil, and the Devil delivered.
If my theory is correct, then the Matrix will rig the November election for Biden. Already we are seeing all the pro-Trump voices being purged from YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. We saw Trump having to cancel rallies. We see states adopted emergency mail-in ballot procedures that favor Biden. When the election comes, I expect to see millions of unverified votes being counted for Biden.
It is especially clear that the Matrix controls universities, CNN, NY Times, Hollywood, big corporate boards, and even science journals.