Almost half (48%) of Americans feel the positives of greater AI adoption in everyday life outweigh the negatives, while 29% believe the opposite. A majority also holds the opinion that, in the future, AI should play a greater role in a variety of industries including technology (66%), manufacturing (61%), logistics (58%) and retail (52%).
Despite that enthusiasm, people are far more comfortable with humans, rather than AI, being in charge of performing most jobs and, in general, express a good deal of apprehension and mistrust of the technology.
“There is a significant need for education, well-informed and holistic policy development and ethical leadership in the deployment of rapidly advancing technology.”
NARIMAN FARVARDIN, PRESIDENT OF STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
“This survey indicates that there is a significant need for education, well-informed and holistic policy development and ethical leadership in the deployment of rapidly advancing technology throughout industry and society,” said Nariman Farvardin, president of Stevens Institute of Technology. “I am delighted that Stevens is playing a leadership role in this space through the Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence.”