AI and ML is going to be at leading edge for next 5 years. The first step is to get into this, and with the expertise you will get a decent package.
In AI and ML, the hardware/semiconductor play a significant role, majority of all big players (FB, google…) are developing own AI/ML specific chips.
In Semiconductor industry, AI based company are expected to grow 5–6 times vs to Non AI based company.
AI is wide field, there are lot of applications. At many times, a simple interpolation can be termed as AI. So depending upon the value of the product, the strength of the company, you will get the salary. If you are from good university, i have seen people getting 15–35L.