Although I'm part of the class that is supposed to be replaced by automation, I welcome my AI overlords - when they arrive. I'm a mix of Peter Thiel and Thomas Piketty on this.
Certain tasks that I previously needed to do that sucked, ie: aggregating data, setting up excel to perform basic calcs, comparisons, pulling similar data, etc. I won't need to do. That will let me spend time focusing on the profitable side of my business - designing my tests, identifying markets, etc. The fun, engaging, and profitable side of my business won't be replaced any time soon. Automation helps people in these roles - and these roles exist in banking, accounting, etc. that are predicted to die a horrible death via the introduction of automation. Only certain aspects of jobs will be replaced - but in my field it is more common that 1 person has to do many things than many people doing 1 thing. I would agree that in a field where a worker does 1 job, their job is in jeopardy.
I'm more interested in AI than automation. AI will be automation x100 because we won't need people. Unfortunately, What passes as AI currently isn't true AI yet. Real unshackled AI will produce things beyond our comprehension - I believe Musk is trying to do that with his future gig-whatever factories; as he says, after they're designed by a true AI they'll look nothing like we could imagine - encountering them will be as if we encountered an alien dreadnought. And when we get true AI, whoever owns and controls the AI will live a life of leisure.