One in five trust AI to han­dle state ne­go­ti­a­tions

The Scotsman - - READER TRAVEL - By MAR­TYN LANDI

More than a fifth of Bri­tons would trust ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) to bet­ter han­dle po­lit­i­cal ne­go­ti­a­tions, in­clud­ing Brexit, over hu­man politi­cians, new re­search sug­gests.

The sur­vey of 2,000 peo­ple in the UK also found nearly a third would fol­low fi­nan­cial ad­vice given to them by AI.

When asked about AI and pol­i­tics, 22 per cent said they would trust an AI pro­gram over politi­cians to han­dle com­plex ne­go­ti­a­tions such as Brexit.

How­ever, the re­search, car­ried out by AI firm Foundtech.ai, in­di­cated pub­lic opin­ion was still con­flicted on the tech­nol­ogy, with 32 per cent of those asked say­ing they con­sider it to be a dan­ger to so­ci­ety.

More than half (57 per cent) also said they were con­cerned AI would steal more hu­man jobs than it would cre­ate.

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