Societal Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Societal Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Proof Point

More consumers optimistic rather than concerned about impact of artificial intelligence on society, according to PwC survey

Societal Impact of Artificial Intelligence

2017 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on PricewaterhouseCooper’s survey of 2,000 U.S. consumers, aged 18 and above, with familiarity on artificial intelligence

Proof Point Findings

  • Artificial Intelligence – Software technologies autonomously performing tasks equal to or better than humans
  • Positive Outlook – Most consumers believe AI will bring positive impact to society, helping people solve complex problems (e.g. cybersecurity, cancer, clean energy, and global education) and live more fulfilling lives (59%)
  • Less Concerned on Disruptions – Fewer respondents concerned with negative AI disruption, such as AI taking over jobs (46%) and other negative implications (23%)
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include exponentially advancing computing power, growing industry adoption of AI applications, and increasing focus and funding on AI research and development


Market Disruption


Information Technology


Date Last Updated

August 21, 2017

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