I don't see a conflict. Robots/AI are not the same as Commodore 64s. What if there's no precursor. We discovered AI and we were able to replicate it. But its real AI. You want a play a video game and the AI in your home computer tells you you have to study and loads a Maths routine. Or you want to do your homework and the AI refuses to help you or even function because it had a bad dream last night about humans hitting machines.
There are plenty of reasons why there's Commodore 64s AND robots. And some groups will demand a better answer than "there just is".
Same with VHS. The technology that allows a shipping liner to float above a continent doesn't necessarily mean that we automatically get CD/DVDs and MP3 players. We are using our frame of reference for that. We want the latest trappings because we assume technology all moves at the same rate.
We are decades behind where we should be with Genetics because of a moratorium on Genetic Research back in the 80s. Every branch of technology moves at it's own rate. If it was Magnetrine and AI and crystal storage - then we'd have another thing in tech to consider. And maybe everyone would have all the music in the world in their pocket. Or if it was worldwide wireless comms then everyone would have the internet...but it might be an aerial coming out of a Mac Classic.
Think about Guardians of the Galaxy. Why does Starlord still use a walkman? Because he just does.