A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that more than half of Americans (52%) feel more concerned than excited about the increased use of artificial intelligence (AI). This is up from 38% in December 2022.
There are a number of reasons why Americans are worried about AI. Some of the top concerns include:
- The potential for AI to be used to create autonomous weapons that could kill without human intervention.
- The potential for AI to be used to manipulate people or spread misinformation.
- The potential for AI to lead to job losses, as machines become capable of doing more and more tasks that are currently done by humans.
- The potential for AI to become so intelligent that it surpasses human intelligence and poses an existential threat to humanity.
It’s important to note that not everyone is worried about AI. Some people are excited about the potential benefits of AI, such as its ability to improve healthcare, transportation, and other areas of our lives. However, the concerns about AI are widespread and understandable.
It’s important to have a thoughtful discussion about the potential risks and benefits of AI. We need to be clear-eyed about the potential dangers, but we also need to be open to the potential benefits. We need to develop ethical guidelines for the development and use of AI, and we need to invest in research to ensure that AI is used for good.
The future of AI is uncertain, but it’s important to start thinking about it now. We need to be prepared for the potential challenges and opportunities that AI presents.