Numerous discussions concerning the use of these computer programmes and how humans might respond to them have been sparked by the rapid development of ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) systems. When using AI systems opens the door to potential bias and discrimination, Americans have a variety of worries as they observe the widespread development of AI.
According to almost two-thirds (62%) of Americans, integrating artificial intelligence into the workforce would have a “major impact” on American workers over the next 20 years, making many workers “wary” and “worried” about what the future may contain. The Pew Research poll from April 20 reflected that 56% of the 11,004 American citizens asked believed AI will have a significant influence on the country’s economy as well. Another 22% said AI will have a little economic impact.
Many people are against using AI to evaluate job applications and decide whether a person deserves a promotion. A majority of 71% oppose the use of AI in hiring decisions to the 7% in favour of it. In addition, most people oppose the concept of using AI systems to monitor employees’ movements while they are at work or to monitor when they are at their workstations.
However, some people believe that AI might do better than humans in some situations at work. For instance, while just 15% of respondents think AI will perform worse than humans at evaluating all job applications equally, 47% think it would. Furthermore, more people think that increased use of artificial intelligence by employers will improve rather than make the recruiting and worker-evaluation process worse, even among those who think that prejudice along racial and ethnic lines is an issue in performance assessments generally.
A little under half of the participants said AI would treat all applicants equally “better” than hiring managers already do, while 15% believed AI would be “worse.” Less than 15% of respondents felt the therapy would be “about the same.”
Among participants, 13% thought AI will benefit American workers more than it would harm them, while 32% held the opposite view. The remaining individuals either expressed uncertainty (22%), or anticipated that “AI will equally help and hurt” American workers (32%) or both. Overall, more Americans than not feel that the use of AI in the workplace will have a substantial influence on employees as a whole, but much less believe that it will have a significant impact on them individually.
The most recent wave of artificial intelligence, which has given rise to websites like ChatGPT, has the potential to automate as many as 300 million full-time jobs globally. 18% of work may be computerised globally, with developed countries feeling the consequences more severely than emerging nations, according to a report in March of this year. This creates a threat to white collar jobs globally while sparing manual labour.
If the general consensus of the citizens are distrustful, then the governments who take their opinions into concern will find this development difficult. With the recent letter published by the Future of Life Institute which was signed by major leaders in the industry, there is a need for a temporary halt to the development of AI among them. The coming months will be key to the understanding of the position of AI among the global powers.