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Majority consumers are not in favor of new technologies and are not yet ready to accept them

As technology advances, Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to make its place in the world. While many people are in favor of AI and are ready to accept them, some are skeptical about it and don’t trust AI.

In a survey conducted by Pew Research, about 10,260 US adults were asked for their opinions on emerging technologies like AI. In that survey they asked them about their opinions on tech like face recognition in usage of police, the algorithm apps use to get rid of fake news, cars driving themselves etc. the responses were not enthusiastic as a minority of respondents had not even heard about the technology mentioned and majority made it clear the they won’t be the first to adopt them when they are finally available for the general public. Also in that survey it was revealed that men, millennials, GenX and GenZ’s are more in favor of these technologies rather than Boomer’s who haven’t even heard of them or understand them and Women who are just distrustful.

More specifically, when asked about Facial tech being used by police, 46% thought that it is a good idea while 27% thought that it is a bad idea and that they are not sure. When the turn of algorithms came 38% were in favor of it while 31 percent were against and 30% were not sure about it. Self-driving cars had a majority of distrustful people (47%) and only 26% were in favor the rest (29%) were not sure.

Moving on when we talk about technological enhancements for the human body the results were not so different but were accompanied by a slight change; on average the majority of people were not in favor of them. The technologies asked about were Brain chip implants 13% in favor, 56% against and 31% not sure, Robotic exoskeletons for people with amputated or paralyzed limbs had 33% in favor, 24% were against and 42% were not sure about their opinion. The last thing asked about was Genetic Changing so that kids won’t contract deadly diseases had the same percentage (30%) of people against and with, and 39 people were not sure.

When talking about facial recognition usage by police, regardless of the results the majority of respondents agreed that employing this tactic will not have any effect on the crime rates much less deteriorate them.
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