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  • Writer's picturekyle Hailey

AI : Societal impact and perception


AI presents both opportunities and risks, making wealthy nations cautious. Yet, impoverished countries facing adversity are more bullish, as even uncertain change seems better than the status quo. Bridging the gap requires responsible AI development, ensuring progress for all.


Following from:

Christopher Nguyen


PSOS Global Survey from 2022 on positive/negative expectations from AI


"GDP explains almost 70% of pessimism toward AI. But perhaps not in the direction you think."


"Al is different. There is an inverse correlation (mild) between AI Optimism and Sci & Tech Optimism in general. Also note the pollyannic outlier that is China."


https://worldvaluessurvey.org/wvs.jsp

https://yiqinfu.github.io/posts/global-science-attitudes-2021/#cross-country-comparison-of-attitudes-towards-science-and-technology


"In case you’re wondering, this is Sci & Tech Optimism vs. 2022 per-capita GDP. A non-trivial R² of 0.37."


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