Evil? No, I don't believe future iterations of ATLAS will be fielded without an operating AI. What I've seen of AI is not sufficient to warrant great fear, at least in my mind, but suggests a good deal of potential to vastly improve quality of life for everyone.
It's how the top ten percent in our societies hierarchy will adapt or respond. While those in power might fear a robot rebellion, I fear those in power more so as their prevailing psychology suggests they would destroy civilization to prevent themselves from seeing their power taken from them, even if its for everyone's good. Powerful people tend to not respond well to those who cannot be coerced, manipulated, denied, or deceived, especially when their psychology is rooted in denial of reality.