the problem with that is cultural and ideological not a problem with AI, Capitalism *requires* scarcity in order for certain business models to work and this is why AI makes people nervous, It removes scarcity of labor,
Particularly, it is not the scarcity of grunt labor but rather the scarcity of decision making labor that will be reduced. Machines that take in more and more information and output better and better decisions will be allocated greater and greater resources. This does not mean people will be out of jobs, as people are still usable as resources that have less authority to make decisions. Indeed, if better decisions are made by someone or something, there may be clearer motivation to strive to achieve greater challenges. For example it may become much more plausible to colonize Mars or look for a cure to the common cold. The actual problem may be that we become awash with machines working on these challenges. The question becomes are _my_ challenges being resolved?