All about artificial intelligence: what are their main functions and the fears they generate among citizens?

Artificial Intelligence is increasingly present in all corners of society, although it is frequently invisible. Under a technological crust, it is full of breakthroughs and disruptive methods that change people's lives every second, although along the way they are increasingly afraid of the economic impact.

Many people talk about Artificial Intelligence, although the vast majority "plays by ear." It seeks to demonstrate a survey prepared by the VMware technology company called Digital Frontiers 2019, in which it is revealed that 60% of people believe that AI is a robot. In the same study, it was shown that half of the respondents would be willing for the IA to control their money if that "meant faster savings."

Regarding the robotization of industrial processes and Industry 4.0, many respondents are afraid of losing their jobs or being useless to the system. However, many studies reveal that this dark picture is not so since advances in AI also created millions of jobs.

According to the Digital Frontiers report, 58% of respondents believe that AI will help to have new and better professional opportunities. In turn, 49% of users are willing for companies to experiment with new technologies to improve customer service, "although, in the beginning, there are errors." At the same time, 44% believe that these technologies will have a positive impact on the environment in the future.

Despite this, 62% of respondents consider not knowing enough about technologies such as AI, the "Internet of Things" or the "blockchain." 61% of respondents expect companies to help them better understand new technologies.

An essential point of concern among respondents is the question of privacy of personal data. However, 61% of respondents admit that they do not know who accesses their information and a vast majority (66%) have "the paranoia that companies track and record what they do through their devices."