AI at work has become the forever drama show: is it a savior or a villain? The impact of AI in the workforce is undeniable. And so is the impact on our emotions! A survey has found that one in three Britons have nightmares with old Arnie snatching their jobs away!
A whopping 32% of working adults are tossing and turning at night, haunted by the fear that AI might sweep in and steal their jobs! AI Anxiety isn’t something that exists only in the movies! It’s very much real!
The Fearful and the Fearless
So, who’s having nightmares about AI the most? Administrative and secretarial workers, along with our friends in sales and customer service, aren’t pleased about AI. A staggering 43% and 41%, respectively, are eyeing AI with a side-eye, fearing a robotic takeover.
Conversely, the professional and managerial crowd seem to be sipping cocktails with AI on the beach, with 41% and 34%, respectively, believing that AI is here to make their lives easier.
AI in Healthcare
A whopping 31% of the survey respondents are betting on AI to revolutionize healthcare access. Whether it’s diagnosing diseases at lightning speed or being on-call 24/7 (without the need for coffee), AI is poised to don a superhero cape in the eyes of many.
Shopping Spree and Education
Only 27% are ready to give AI a high-five for potentially sprucing up their shopping experiences. Meanwhile, 25% are eager to hit the books, or rather, let AI hit the books for them, enhancing their access to learning and education.
The Older Generations, though…
What about the older generations? Well, they seem to be giving AI the side-eye, with many admitting they’re not quite sure what to make of this newfangled technology. On the communication front, some crave human interaction, fearing that chatting with AI might leave them feeling as unimportant as a forgotten MySpace account.
AI Recognition: A Game of Guess Who?
So, can people even tell when they’re interacting with AI? Well, 17% are puffing out their chests, confidently stating, “Of course, I can!” with men, the young, and the degree-holding crowd being the most confident. But 55% of those aged 70 or over admit they’re more likely to recognize Elvis’ ghost than something written by AI.
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