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Brookings Survey Finds Worries Over AI Impact on Jobs and Personal Privacy, Concern ­.S. Will Fall Behind China


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More than a third of Americans surveyed worry that the use of artificial intelligence in business will lead to job loss.

A Brookings Institution survey found nearly half of Americans polled think artificial intelligence should be government-regulated.

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Americans' concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) include job reduction and threats to humanity and personal privacy, with 42% of 1,535 adult Internet users saying AI should be government-regulated, according to a new Brookings Institution survey.

Although 14% of respondents were very positive about AI, 27% were only somewhat positive, 23% were not very positive, and 36% were uncertain.

In terms of AI's impact on employment, 12% of respondents thought it would create jobs, 13% foresaw no effect, and 38% expected AI to lead to job loss.

Nearly half of the respondents felt AI would undermine personal privacy, while 34% expected the technology to make their lives easier, and 13% said it would make their lives harder.

Nearly a third of respondents said they considered AI a threat to mankind, compared to 24% who did not.

From Brookings Institution
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