Considering the superstar model applied to AI, I would like to make some rather sceptical questions based on ideas of Nick Bostrom and Martin Ford.
First of all, the AI process will take time and will advance by very large steps. Nick Bostrom explains that first we will achieve the inteligence of a mouse, then a chimpance, then humans and after all this it will continue going further.
Then, people like journalist Martin Ford ask some really interesting questions. Maybe machines would not only be superstars in the economy. What if machines take the place of workers, self employed and the whole productive economy? What if machines throw humans out of markets? How would we distribute the income if there is not ability that markets value?
I mean, if AI is considerably superior, if machines are the superstars in a distribution of superstars, it is possible that there is no need for human employees in a situation where machines can do everything by themselves. Or maybe, this technology improvement will lead us to new works that we can´t even imagine, or will give us access to a economy with more leisure and more income equality. Actually, we don´t know.
Nick Bostrom goes further in the questions: How will power be distributed? How will be able to control it?
About this topic, TED has two interesting conferences of Nick Bostrom (philosopher of Oxford) and Martin Ford (journalist and futurist). They are really interesting. The links are: