Artificial intellegence has been a hot topic recently, from competing with our labor force, to skewing the results of elections, it seems most publicity hasn't been positive. Future of Life recently published an article regarding just that seperating fact from fiction!
Here's a chart explaining fact from fiction:
So at the end of the day, it seems the future of Artificial Intelligence isn't all that far off from how Sci-Fi movies have envisioned. Consciousness is unlikely, but a goal oriented Artificial System with goals mis-aligned with ours is very much a cause for concern.
We will only have to see what the future can bring, but one thing is certain, nothing new is without risks as we have always seen throughout history, but without innovation, there will never be progress, and progress is what makes us humans.