WITH THE ADVENT OF artificial intelligence technology,anxiety worldwide has been growing in recent years over if, how and when robots will replace human labor and shape major industries. Although automation is often treated as both a global opportunity and a challenge, new research shows that not every country is equally afraid of the new technology.
An opinion poll recently released by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center shows that while the majority of people in the 10 countries surveyed worry about job automation, their anxieties vary greatly, with their fears about technology’s impact on the future tied in large part to how their country’s economy is performing today.
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Additionally, the vast majority of people surveyed in Greece, Japan, Canada, Argentina, Poland, Brazil, South Africa, Italy, Hungary and the U.S. believe automation will worsen inequality in their country, and that people who are replaced by robots will have a difficult time finding jobs.
“There is a widely shared view that the nature of work will likely be transformed over the next half-century, though not everyone is equally convinced,” according to the report’s authors
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