This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever watched a Terminator movie. Teena Hammond on artificial intelligence:
It’s been the subject of numerous sci-fi movies and books throughout the decades. It elicits fear and fascination because of the intelligent potential exhibited by machines and computer software. The idea of machines thinking on their own is a bit scary when the mind making the decisions has no concept of good versus evil.
And what do people think?
The topic is scary to some, and 34 percent admitted that they are afraid of the concept of AI. Respondents in healthcare were more likely to fear the concept of AI (44%) compared to the overall average of 34 percent. Business services/consulting, education and IT/technology also ranked higher than the average. It’s clear that AI is seen as a threat for employees whose careers are based in these fields.
If machines are capable of doing everything, why would they need humans?