A quarter of Canadians believe AI tools are harmful to society, according to a Leisure survey.
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And 25% of respondents from both countries saw AI tools as harmful to society, while only 36% of Canadians said these new tools are beneficial to society.
The majority of respondents, 39% of Canadians and 43% of Americans, chose not to answer or did not know the answer to the question.
Many Canadians fear AI, with more than seven in ten fearing fraud or hacking, and believe these tools threaten human jobs.
Three out of four Canadians worry about a lack of empathy and passion for these new technologies.
However, the majority of the survey participants (65%) have never used an AI tool.
This survey follows the launch of a ChatGPT script, an artificial intelligence software, last November. Google also launched its chatbot, called Bard, a few weeks ago.
The survey was conducted with a representative sample of 1,539 Canadians and 1,000 Americans between January 20 and January 29, 2023.
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