Just like the industrial revolution, AI is mostly driven by profit. And while it will surely impact employment, I believe it will be more of a shift in the type of labor than a job killer, in the long term. As long as machines don’t start asking for big paychecks, that is.
In my opinion, there is no question income inequality has gotten out of hand. Perhaps a maximum wage would help share a company’s wealth more evenly among its employees. That being said, it’s going to be hard to implement such a thing knowing how much we like having more than everyone else.