tbdlabs wrote:Why do you think there aren't that many designers interested in the field?
Speculating, I can't speak for others, there could be an impression of no immediate apparent economical or career advancing benefit while the costs of learning A.I. are high (mostly in learning how to program,researching and time); there could also be some lack of understanding of what A.I. can add to a product or seen as something for other department to deal with in the specifics.
I like to think of it as somehow analogous to the relationship with electrical engineering, you know what the electronic product does and how it contributes to the product/project, it's limits, what you want it to do next etc, but you'd rather have someone else do the actual engineering/testing/etc, so you can focus on the other 20 things the product needs or other projects, not to say that there aren't designers that have a lot of knowledge on circuits and components.
Finally, I also think interest will come (if it comes in this new batch of A.I.'s) with a successful product, same thing for Iot products.