72% Of Consumers Expect AI To Eliminate More Jobs Than It Creates

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March 15, 2019 - Chuck Martin of MediaPost writes: Consumers see artificial intelligence as being at the heart of the next technological revolution but they also have some concerns about it.

One of the key concerns relates to taking away jobs, according to a new study.

The majority (84%) of consumers say AI will be at the center of the next technological revolution, based on the study, comprising a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by the Edelman AI Center of Expertise.

While most (76%) consumers expect that mundane tasks will be relegated to machines, allowing for greater freedom to pursue more creative work and play, fewer than a third (31%) are excited about the idea of AI.

The majority (72%) of consumers say AI will eliminate more jobs than it creates and lead to greater income inequality. More than half (55%) are concerned about the long-term impact of AI on their livelihood. More...