>He seems to me to think that he is smarter than he really is
>He's horrifically fucking inconsistent
He's ok. He has biases that can get in the way of his reasoning, and he attempts to exert a lot of control on the direction of his interviews and debates. I remember watching him talking with someone about the future of AI and he outright refused to accept the possibility that AI could possibly surpass humans in technical and creative fields and kept trying to steer the discussion away from that premise.
Presumably he thinks he has some credibility in that field because he used to be some kind of a programmer. I think he fell for the "AI is just a bunch of if statements" meme. Also ever since Trump has been elected he and the rest of the eceleb crowd have been pulling off some wild 4D chess shit to justify things like having Bolton on.