John Henry Redux
For a while computer + human may be better. But soon computers will be better without humans.
Better in what sense? Better in being able to solve a problem or set of problems? Perhaps, but then what? At this point, AI is a means to an end. Just as cars are a more efficient way to go long distances than walking and self-driving cars might soon become a safer way to do so, AI is and will provide better ways to achieve certain goals. Once the goal is achieved, is there nothing beyond it? Is there any intrinsic value in the goal or is it simply a way to gain something else?
This isn't a new story and it's one I do not think we have the ending for yet.