AI and Automation are there because we wanted our work to go on a easy pace and lesser our efforts and time.
Secondly yes AI and Automation, specially automation has overpowered in many industries but it again is for our benefits.
Eg. Factories, we always had those news saying people died because of mishap etc
As now things are automated these news are less, production has increased and the time taken has decreased.
In the coming time may be AI takes over everything and ML be soo smart that it will learn on its own but till then we still will be involved and the human involvement will always be there even though AI and automation outgrows. . . will be happy to know your answers and thoughts regarding this.