Whether or not artificial, intelligence is a sequence of activities that culminates in accomplishing a task. AI is an enhancement, not a replacement.
Humans, as a species, are distinguished by an intelligence that enables them to dominate most other life forms. We have evolved to simplify things in complex manners. Technology is essentially the 'science of craft' and this, too, has evolved several-fold. The value and necessity of technology cannot be overstated and much effort is dedicated to creating technology that will enable machines and automated devices to function in an intelligent fashion.