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Think of the scientific and technological problems AI could assist humanity overcome with the ability to learn in an exponential manner?
Yes but why would it. If a group of bactria wanted you to help them forever to work out better conditions for them to live in. Would you and would it be the world the bacteria really wanted.
AI may help us address such issues rather than compound them, after all, any AI we created would also have to contend with ecological planet-wide disaster.