I believe it will become both. As AI and technology in general develops and becomes more and more capable and the fields of robotics and nano robotics become more and more advanced many of our current job roles will become obsolete. Many roles in manufacturing, accounting, information services etc will be done faster and more accurately by a machine. This will mean that in the future these kinds of jobs will go they way of the barrel maker of the ironmonger. Im not saying they will die out but they will be less commonly done by a human being and when they are it will be more of a novelty. Now that all sounds pretty bad if you're an ironmonger but much like people moved on from these trades people will move on from the trades that are taken over by technology in the future. People will bemoan the fact the nobody does these jobs anymore and the 'art form' is dying out but they will, i believe eventually go. You see, human innovation has always created jobs and then subsequently removed jobs as varying rates and, although t is hard to look at people losing their jobs as a good thing at the time, eventually people will move on and find new and constructive things to do with their time. It might even be that the point will come where AI and robot perform so many activities that the current mould of people going to school, going to university then getting job for 40odd years will die out too. If we don't need to work because every role can be fulfilled by a machine then that model becomes obsolete and we end up in a post capitalist automated state perhaps where people can basically just enjoy their lives with robots or machines delivering everything we need for us.
Car killed horses. Uber killed taxis. Something new killing something old. Ying & Yang.
I think it will become a threat since artificial intelligence can't be fully controlled, and it can cause more harm than good.
I agree with you, I think it will become a threat. There is a pretty fine line between scientific discovery and the hubris of man. I think the fact that some of the most innovative thinkers of our time have an issue with AI should be warning enough for us. You don't think that Hawking could see scenarios and pitfalls that the general public hasn't even begun to fathom? Despite all the benefits that AI has to potential to bring to us, it only takes one mistake or misstep to start a chain reaction that will eventually lead to chaos. I am pretty pro technology and innovation, so it really pains me to have these feelings about AI. I just feel like there are a lot of dangers that we can't plan for.