By Mozilla | November 7, 2019
We asked people all around the world to take a survey and tell us what they know and how they feel about artificial intelligence (AI). Over 66,800 people responded. Here’s what we learned.
The top 3 words 19 - 24 year olds used to describe their feelings about AI are
24% of respondents said AI will make our lives better. 41% of respondents think AI will make our lives both better and worse. Only 10% of respondents think AI will only make our lives worse
Men (27%) are almost twice as optimistic as women (14%) that AI will make our lives better. Nearly half of South Americans (46%) are optimistic that AI is going to make their world better, making them the most positive region in the world. And young people 19 - 24 years old (35%) were the most likely age group to say AI will make the world better. Only 5% of this age group said they thought AI would make the world worse.
Only about 8% of respondents say they are not interested in learning more about AI.
People are concerned about artificial intelligence. They are also curious and hopeful and excited for what it might bring--as long as it doesn’t bring about world destruction. People are also somewhat interested in learning more about AI. They might not be super excited about it yet, but they are open minded and aware that they need to pay attention. This is good.
Over the next couple of years, Mozilla plans to focus on making sure the world builds trustworthy AI. We want to help people understand that we all can and should have a say in when algorithms and computers are making decisions for us.
Mozilla is releasing this data to the public domain under CC0.