Over 40% of people believe AI will replace their job

23rd March 2023
Harry Fowle

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has sparked both excitement and fear in the workforce, with over 40% of people believing AI will replace their job.

According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, 42% of people believe that AI will replace jobs in their area of work. Despite that, many people have favourable emotions when thinking about AI, while some also express negative feelings towards AI technology.

About two out of five people (42%) perceive that AI will either replace jobs or perform key aspects of their work. AI tools already help automate tasks, collect and analyse data, create graphic designs, or handle basic customer queries.

However, a similar percentage (39%) of people disagree that AI will overtake their work. Some jobs still require a physical intervention of a person and, at the moment, can not be replaced by AI.

Nearly a fifth (19%) of the respondents felt neutral about AI replacing them in their work. Some people may not be fully aware of the extent to which AI could automate their tasks.

Cybersecurity writer at Atlas VPN, Vilius Kardelis, shares his thoughts on AI replacing people’s jobs:

“As AI progresses, there is no denying that it will significantly impact the workforce. As we move forward, it will be crucial to strike a balance between innovation and ethical considerations to ensure that AI is used for the betterment of society.”

More optimism than fear

While some individuals may feel optimistic about the benefits of AI, others may feel anxious.

About two-thirds (67%) of people feel optimistic about the benefits AI can bring to society. In addition, 60% of respondents express excitement about AI technology.

Almost three out of five (57%) people feel relaxed about the future of AI. At the same time, 48% and 47% of respondents express worry or even fear regarding AI’s impact on humanity. Moreover, a quarter (24%) of people are outraged by AI applications.

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