This summary is provided by the IPR Digital Media Research Center
Morning Consult explored Americans’ trust in artificial intelligence (AI) companies and support of AI being regulated by the government.
A survey of 2,212 U.S. adults was conducted from April 19-22, 2023.
Key findings include:
— 43% of all respondents said AI companies should be “more regulated” by the government.
—– 49% of Democrats said the same, compared to 44% of Republicans.
— 36% of Americans overall said they have a “favorable” view of AI companies.
—– Millennials had the most favorable views of AI companies (48%), followed by Gen Xers (34%), and Gen Zers (32%).
—– Baby Boomers had the least favorable views of AI companies (26%).
— While nearly equal shares of adults trust (38%) or distrust (36%) AI companies, major technology firms such as Microsoft and Google fare much better with 52% of respondents saying they trust these firms.
—– Democrats (47%) were more likely than Republicans (32%) to say they trust AI companies to “do what is right.”