Fountech.ai, an AI think tank and development company, commissioned an independent, nationally-representative survey of more than 2,000 UK adults. It found two thirds (67%) of people are worried AI will result in jobs being lost to machines.
It also showed the majority of Britons (58%) think AI tools that recommend products to customers--such as the software used by Amazon and Netflix--are creepy. A similar number (59%) have become more nervous about the way their personal data is collected and used since the rise of Al.
A quarter (24%) of respondents even think AI could be responsible for the end of humankind. However, three fifths (62%) of people believe AI will do more good to the world around us than it will harm.
Elsewhere, Fountech.ai's research highlighted an underlying lack of awareness when it comes to AI and its already widespread uses. In fact, 37% of UK adults said they do not fully understand what the term "artificial intelligence" means.
Furthermore, only 30% claim to regularly use technologies that are powered by Al. This is despite the fact that...