There is so much to expand upon with this discussion.
Can we have actual artificial intelligence or simply just a probability calculator in an artificial construct that we call intelligence but is not capable of sacrificing for a future greater good?
Where does sentience begin and end? Sentient oil? Sentient rocks? Sentient machines?
Can we program it to value human life or will it eventually conclude that we are parasites destroying the planet?
Will it explore outside of our known spectrum and develop sensors capable of doing so?
And my biggest concern, will members of the ruling elite have back doors into it while it gives the appearance of greater good but act nefariously?