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Why not tool AI?

Didn't realize that, but it makes complete sense. Thanks.

Why not tool AI?

After some more reading, particularly the Drexler CAIS report, I realize I was more confused than I thought about Tool vs Agent AI. I think I've resolved it, but I'd appreciate feedback. Would the below be correct?

"Most sophisticated software behaves like both a Tool and an Agent, at different times. Google Maps reports possible routes like a tool, but it searches for paths to maximize a utility function like an agent. DeepMind might ultimately select the move that maximizes its winning probability, but it follows some set rules in how it frames and conducts this search. Only relatively simple programs could be called purely Tool: Atari Pong genuinely runs no search function. Any advanced AI, while it could be Tool in the sense of not taking actions that impact the outside world, is likely to be Agent in the sense of optimizing within bounds internally."

Why not tool AI?

Thanks to all! Very useful reading, particularly Gwern.