A look into UAE residents' sentiments towards AI & Automation

A look into UAE residents' sentiments towards AI & Automation

According to a recent infographic, 29% of UAE residents feel positive towards Artificial Intelligence. Moreover, 57% of the residents worry that robots will replace humans entirely.

A survey was carried out to measure positive and negative sentiments towards AI. The survey also measured the attitudes towards AI, the residents thoughts on the societal impact of AI, which industry will be thoroughly impacted by the future of automation and their preference between human-led vs automated activities.

Sentiments towards AI

Positive sentiments:

  • 30% of the respondent answered with acceptance towards AI.
  • 28% feel optimistic about AI.
  • 28% feel hopeful when it comes to the future of AI in UAE.
  • 28% feel excited at the prospect of AI in UAE.

Negative sentiments:

  • 19% feel confused about AI.
  • 18% of the respondents feel skeptical about AI.
  • Meanwhile, 18% and 15% feel fearful of AI and think that it is unnecessary respectively.

Resident's attitude towards AI

According to the survey, 28% of UAE resident's that Artificial Intelligence will improve their way of living in unimaginable ways. Additionally, 32% of the respondents feel worried about the future of AI in UAE if it falls into the wrong hands.

How will AI impact society in the future?

  • 29% of the residents feel like AI will have a more positive impact on society.
  • 43% of the residents feel like AI will have an equally positive and negative impact on society.
  • 16% of the residents feels like AI will have a more negative impact on society.

Which industry will be impacted by AI?

  • Manufacturing: 41% believe that the manufacturing industry will be the most impacted by AI.
  • Communications: 39% believe that the communications industry will be most impacted by AI.
  • Banking & Financial Services: 38% believe that the banking & financial services industry will be most impacted by AI.
  • Transportation & Mobility: 36% believe that the transportation & mobility industry will be most impacted by AI.
  • Education: 32% believe that the educational industry will be most impacted by AI.
  • Travel & Accommodation: 29% believe that the travel & accommodation industry will be most impacted by AI.

Humans VS Automations

Human-led activities:

  • 14% prefer to do human-led smart activities at home such as temperature control etc.
  • 14% prefer to do human-led online shopping.
  • 19% prefer human-led manufacturing over the automated process.
  • 22% prefer human-led automobiles & transportations.
  • 24% prefer human-led travel & accommodation planning.
  • 28% prefer human-led city development planning.

Automations:

  • 54% prefer to do automated smart activities at home such as temperature control etc.
  • 53% prefer to do automated online shopping.
  • 51% prefer automated manufacturing.
  • 47% prefer automated automobiles & transportations.
  • 43% prefer automated travel & accommodation planning.
  • 40% prefer automated city development planning.

News Source: YouGov

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