Of course AI is a threat to the human species.
This is not opinion, this is fact.
That is opinion, and it is wrong.
AI is a threat the same way the steam engine was a called a threat at the dawn of the industrial revolution. When you strip away the fanfare around AI, all it is is a set of algorithms that learn to make decisions based on the data you train them on. In its essence AI is garbage in — garbage out: feed bad input, get bad output. Like any other invention in human history — it is a tool. You can use it for bad or good. The tool itself has no agency. This hysteria has no basis in reason.