Is a paperclipper better than nothing?

Thought ex­per­i­ment:

Through what­ever ac­ci­dent of his­tory un­der­lies these philo­soph­i­cal dilem­mas, you are faced with a choice be­tween two, and only two, mu­tu­ally ex­clu­sive op­tions:

* Choose A, and all life and sapi­ence in the so­lar sys­tem (and pre­sum­ably the uni­verse), save for a sapi­ent pa­per­clip­ping AI, dies.

* Choose B, and all life and sapi­ence in the so­lar sys­tem, in­clud­ing the pa­per­clip­ping AI, dies.

Phrased an­other way: does the ex­is­tence of any in­tel­li­gence at all, even a pa­per­clip­per, have even the small­est amount of util­ity above no in­tel­li­gence at all?

If any­one re­sponds pos­i­tively, sub­se­quent ques­tions would be which would be preferred, a pa­per­clip­per or a sin­gle bac­te­ria; a pa­per­clip­per or a self-sus­tain­ing pop­u­la­tion of trilo­bites and their sup­port­ing ecol­ogy; a pa­per­clip­per or a self-sus­tain­ing pop­u­la­tion of aus­tralo­p­ithecines; and so forth, un­til the equiv­a­lent value is de­ter­mined.