In the last few years, the conversation around AI has shifted as people have first-hand experiences with AI applications, hear about it in the news, and talk about AI’s future. To better understand global sentiment around AI, Google and Ipsos conducted one of the largest global AI surveys of over 17,000 participants across 17 countries resulting in a new report: “Our Life With AI.”
This survey is part of Google’s Digital Futures Project, an initiative that aims to bring together a range of voices to support researchers, organize convenings and foster debate on public policy solutions to encourage the responsible development of AI.
- Respondents see the potential for AI’s positive impact across society, particularly in healthcare, security, climate change, and research and development. People expect AI to benefit society and themselves personally, while having a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.
- People with first-hand experience using AI tools have more overall excitement about its possibilities.
- While, globally, excitement outweighs concern, people around the world do have concerns about the impact of the technology, and a desire for a collaborative approach between governments, civil society, and the private sector.
- The public expects AI development that is both innovative and responsible, with strong public-private partnerships.
- Workers are aware that AI is likely to change their jobs but contrary to conventional wisdom, a majority globally think the changes will be positive and will improve speed and efficiency.
Data presented represents an aggregate global percentage. The entire survey spans 17 countries globally. For more information on specific country and regional findings, see the full report.