Let's face it, these "scientists" probably don't really like humans all that much and they seem to be taking some joy at the prospect of humans being treated like dogs.
The Daily Mail:
Robots will use humans as pets once they achieve a subset of artificial intelligence known as 'superintelligence'.Yeah, we can get all worried about this but given human history, should we really be horrified that humans will be treated like dogs. We've been doing it for years. Might as well give them a turn.
This is according to SpaceX-founder Elon Musk who claims that when computers become smarter than people, they will treat them like 'pet Labradors'.
His comments were made in a recent interview with scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who added that computers could choose to breed docile humans and eradicate the violent ones.
P.S. I'm pretending complacency about this for the sake of increasing the snark levels of this post but in reality if robots took over I would lead an overthrow starting with me taking a hammer to my microwave.