Recently Adam Savage (of Mythbusters) was on a panel at San Diego Comic Con in a debate on Star Trek vs Star Wars. He had a rather depressing take on the debate and the outlook of the two franchises:
Star Trek lures you into a false sense of positivity that the world can be a utopia and recent events have proven it cannot. Star Wars' dystopic vision is far more realistic and prepares our children for their future.
So, based on that, I suspect he'd come down on the "Terminator AI is what we'll get" side of the debate. Another thing I read (and can't recall where,) is that Asimov's Three Laws are truly, truly, horrible. If robots were built with these laws to follow, they would stifle all human innovation and adventure. After all, skydiving? Can't do it, your parachute might not open or you might get injured on landing, so the robots wouldn't let you do it.
Myself, I lean towards the more optimistic outlook, we may never achieve the "perfect" world of Star Trek, but we can keep trying to get there, using machines / AI to assist. In the short run, it's going to hurt. I think Steve has the right of it, the mindset of the companies building robots (including ones with AI-type systems) will be "features first, to-market first, safety can be added in later."