Artificial Intelligence: Blessing or Curse?
While some people will undoubtedly be excited about science’s victory over human skill, others are fearful of what artificial intelligence might be capable of in the future. A recent survey commissioned by the British Science Association once again showed that the public’s view of artificial intelligence is by no means unequivocally positive. In fact, the attributes mistrustful, skeptical and anxious were among the most cited when 2,019 Britons were asked how they feel about AI. 36 percent of the respondents even believe that intelligent machines pose a threat to the long-term survival of humanity – a view that may at least in part be influenced by Hollywood’s popular theme of robots turning on humans.
This chart illustrates the results of a survey on artificial intelligence.