Artificial intelligence (AI), in its most widely understood definition, involves the ability of machines to emulate human thinking, reasoning and decision-making. Though AI continues to develop and become more sophisticated, internet users worldwide are seeing benefits of the technology, like its ability to complete dangerous tasks, or even the companionship it provides.
Weber Shandwick and KRC Research polled 2,100 adult internet users in Brazil, Canada, China, the UK and the US.
Though many are optimistic about the technology, some are also cautious. Indeed, 60% of internet users said they were very concerned about the criminal use of AI technologies, and just as many respondents said they were very concerned about losing their job, and getting replaced with AI.
Security and privacy and machines making bad choices were other things they were very concerned about. Interestingly, internet users also expressed concern about becoming lazy or losing certain skills or abilities because of the technology. Read the rest at eMarketer.