But deer let it happen in this world. Are your fictional deer so much smarter?
It's nice that you care so much about what I know and what I don't, but the people sleeping soundly at night matter fuck all for this problem.
The point of discussing AI is that it's going to change the world very quickly. I think it's a fool's errand to try and foretell anything beyond that point. Predicting AI's actions at this point is useless because we don't know much about how it will look in the end. It won't act like an industrial robot of today any more than we act like a bacteria. The point of AI isn't having a very good computer, it's that intelligence will increase exponentially from that point on. And if you still think that that isn't dangerous, I give up.
So yeah, I think it's a good idea to step back for a second and think hard about how exactly this thing can fuck us over if we plug it in before we do. Sue me.