Views on AI’s impact on society are mixed across the world. Survey results from Pew Research Center show the public’s stance for 20 countries.
This data on worldwide opinions of artificial intelligence and job automation highlights how education, gender, location, age and income all play a role.
A median of about 53% say the development of artificial intelligence, or the use of computer systems designed to imitate human behaviors, has been a good thing for society, while 33% say it has been a bad thing.
Views of AI are generally positive among the Asian publics surveyed: About two-thirds or more in Singapore, South Korea, India, Taiwan and Japan say AI has been a good thing for society.
In France, for example, views are particularly negative: Just 37% say AI has been good for society, compared with 47% who say it has been bad for society.
Men are significantly more likely than women to say artificial intelligence has been a good thing for society in 15 of the 20 places surveyed.
In the 11 publics where age is a significant factor in views of AI, younger people usually have a more positive view of the technology than older people.