The public agrees: robot workers are coming and we should be wary of AI

A new survey from YouGov Omnibus shows that 70% of people think a futuristic robotic workforce will lead to mass inequality TWITTER FOLLOW Visions of a utopic society, where robots do all the work while humans enjoy all the leisure, have largely come and gone. Today, research suggests that more than five million jobs will be lost by 2020 due to “developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics and other technological change,” writes Bloomberg. And those jobs aren’t coming back. Even Elon Musk, the tech-forward genius behind Tesla and SpaceX, has expressed strong concerns about advanced AI one day destroying humanity outright, and donated millions of dollars to help prevent that from happening. According to a new data from YouGov Omnibus, 83% of the public thinks it’s likely that robots will eventually be able to…


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