Year 2020 does have a sci-fi ring to it. Perhaps that’s one reason AI has so many people nervous. It sounds ominous. In the year 2020…THE MACHINES WILL RISE. And they will. Or rather, they have. AI is everywhere. From your smart phone to your Google search to your Netflix and Spotify recommendations, AI shapes modern US work and life in many ways.
Despite its growing ubiquity, fear of AI remains. The 2019 Artificial Intelligence—American Attitudes and Trends report from the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford found that “more Americans think that high-level machine intelligence will be harmful to humanity” than those who think it will be beneficial.