Research: 34 percent afraid of artificial intelligence

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey brought AI to the forefront. Image: Assist Anyone who watched Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, or any of the Terminator movies, are already familiar with the popular perception of artificial intelligence, also known as AI. 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. But there’s more to AI than just sci-fi: it’s also a field of academic study that targets computers and computer software capable of intelligent behavior. It has played a genuine and beneficial role in…


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