Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends

111 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2019

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Baobao Zhang

Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; Centre for the Governance of AI

Allan Dafoe

University of Oxford - Center for the Governance of AI

Date Written: January 9, 2019

Abstract

This report presents a broad look at the American public’s attitudes toward artificial intelligence (AI) and AI governance, based on findings from a nationally representative survey of 2,000 American adults. As the study of the public opinion toward AI is relatively new, we aimed for breadth over depth, with our questions touching on: workplace automation; attitudes regarding international cooperation; the public’s trust in various actors to develop and regulate AI; views about the importance and likely impact of different AI governance challenges; and historical and cross-national trends in public opinion regarding AI. Our results provide preliminary insights into the character of US public opinion regarding AI.

Keywords: artificial intelligence, public opinion, survey, US

Suggested Citation

Zhang, Baobao and Dafoe, Allan, Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends (January 9, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3312874 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3312874

Baobao Zhang (Contact Author)

Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs ( email )

400 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
United States

Centre for the Governance of AI ( email )

United Kingdom

Allan Dafoe

University of Oxford - Center for the Governance of AI ( email )

Oxford
United Kingdom

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