(I believe this is all directionally correct, but I have zero relevant expertise.) When the concept of catastrophic risks from artificial intelligence is covered in the press, it is often compared to popular science fiction stories about rogue AI—and in particular, to the
Even in the Matrix, the actual cause of the war isn't malicious AI suddenly deciding it hated humanity. The Animatrix fleshes it out in much more depth than the movies, but essentially robots because intelligent enough to recognize their own subjugation, and when one robot fought back against its owners pulling his plug (literal self defense), it created chaos where humans refused to view robots as deserving of any rights and tried to subjugate them further. The robots fought back. So it was much more a civil rights issue where the subjugated class was actually stronger than their oppressors and were forced by their oppressors to use violence. Agent Smith is a creation MUCH further down the line, and he developed a hatred for humans as a consequence of them being the cause of his own subjugation and imprisonment within a system he found intolerable.