Recent polling results on artificial intelligence (AI) show that public views of the technology are becoming increasingly negative. A review of eight polls conducted in the last month reveals that people are not only worried about job loss due to AI, but also concerned about its effects on democracy. The majority of Americans believe that AI does more harm than good and that it will be a job-killer. They are also worried about its impact on elections, with many believing that misinformation spread through AI will affect the outcome of next year’s presidential election. These negative views of AI are increasing as people become more exposed to the technology. There is also growing skepticism about whether AI is ready for mission-critical applications in defense and national security.
Furthermore, there is a strong desire for government intervention in AI. Many Americans have little or no trust in businesses to use AI responsibly and support consumer protection regulations. Some even believe that a new federal agency should be created to regulate AI. The AI Policy Institute conducted a poll that found a majority of Americans support regulation to prevent the emergence of artificial superintelligence.
Despite the negative public sentiment, a survey of 800 C-suite executives found that they are relatively optimistic about the technology. In fact, 49 percent of CEOs stated that they would like AI to take over most or all of the CEO job.
However, it is not all good news for AI companies. OpenAI and its language model ChatGPT are facing multiple lawsuits, which highlights the legal complexities surrounding AI-generated content. These lawsuits could lead to stricter regulations on how AI companies collect and use data.
In Europe, the new innovation commissioner, Iliana Ivanova, has expressed the need for a more pragmatic approach in the EU’s relationship with China when it comes to technology. While acknowledging the importance of including China as a partner in certain areas, Ivanova also emphasizes the need to be cautious of China’s authoritarian tendencies.
Overall, the public’s negative views of AI and the increasing calls for government intervention indicate that there is a growing need for responsible and ethical development and use of AI technologies.