More than one in two people worldwide are worried about AI

A survey reveals that more than one in two people in the world are worried about products and services using artificial intelligence. What is interesting is that this statistic is general, regardless of the social background of the respondents.

The polling institute Ipsos today published a study on artificial intelligence. It indicates that one in two French people ” is worried about the uses of AI “. An observation that is not only French, but common to many countries and social contexts.

Concern over the uses of artificial intelligence divides

It is precisely 52% of those questioned by Ipsos who acquiesce to the question: “ products and services using artificial intelligence make me nervous “. This is an international average of 31 countries, but not everyone agrees. Australia is the most worried with 69% positive responses, ahead of Great Britain with 65% favorable responses. However, Japan is the least worried: only 23% of respondents say AI makes them nervous. This is far behind the penultimate country being Poland at 38%. As for the French, they are right on the world average: 52%.

Beyond that, what emerges from this survey are the disparities between the respondents according to their social situation. They are extremely minimal, up to 3% maximum. Women or men, youngest and oldest generations, rich and poor, graduates and non-graduates, employed and unemployed: they are all more than one in two to declare that they are worried about the uses made of AI in products and services.

Ipsos also notes that this figure of 52% is up from December 2021. In a year and a half, this percentage has increased by 12%: only 40% of respondents then said they were nervous about AI. We can think that this increase is due to innovations in the field since which have been highly publicized. deep fakesgeneration of voices, images or texts via tools usable by everyone: ChatGPT, Midjourney, etc.

However, artificial intelligence interests, but not everyone

On the other hand, the majority of respondents say they think that AI has more advantages than disadvantages: the global average is 54%. However, the disparities are greater between countries, but also between people. For example, the generation of boomers (named as such by Ipsos) finds significantly fewer benefits from AI than Generation Z (the youngest): only 43% compared to 62%. A generational difference which is also found in the excitement caused by the uses of artificial intelligence.

This may be because the uses made of this technology are not as important according to people. Gen Z say 58% that AI has profoundly changed their daily lives in the last three to five years: for boomers, it’s only 34%. On this question, there is a difference of 11% between employees and non-employees (52 against 41%).

On the trades too, the figures are different according to the generations. 45% of Gen Z believe their current job will be replaced by AI. For the oldest, it drops to 27%.

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