What do you think about the concept of AI?

Our Nutsel.com team recent­ly con­duct­ed a sur­vey in a High School regard­ing the con­cept of Arti­fi­cial Intelligence(AI) in sci­ence fic­tion and the results prove to be sur­pris­ing­ly close. The project was con­duct­ed as part of a school assign­ment, and includ­ed a total of 92 stu­dents ages 16–18. Every par­tic­i­pant, with the excep­tion of one, did not have any con­cept of what an AI was before this assignment.

The sur­vey con­sist­ed of 22 ques­tions and had two choic­es for answers: “Yes I think so” and “I don’t think so”.

Here are the results of the survey taken with a total of 92 students:

Ques­tion 1: Do you think AI is as dan­ger­ous as shown in the Sci-Fi s?

Answers
Yes I think so — 11
I don’t think so — 81

Ques­tion 2: Do you think AI can ever feel emotions?

Answers:
Yes I think so — 66
I don’t think so – 26

Ques­tion 3: Do you think AI will ever become as smart as humans?

Answers:
Yes I think so – 9
I don’t think so — 83

Ques­tion 4: Do you think AI will ever be used to cre­ate life?

Answers:
Yes I think so — 4
I don’t think so – 88

Ques­tion 5: Do you think that AI will ever be able to replace humans?

Answers:
Yes I think so — 15
I don’t think so – 77

Ques­tion 6: Do you think AI will ever be used in every day tasks?

Answers:
Yes I think so — 54
I don’t think so — 38

Ques­tion 7: Do you think that AI will ever be able to mur­der people?

Answers:
Yes I think so — 13
I don’t think so – 79

Ques­tion 8: Do you think that an AI is capa­ble of cap­tur­ing a human’s soul?

Answers:
Yes I think so — 12
I don’t think so – 80

Ques­tion 9: Do you think that AI will ever be able to expe­ri­ence death?

Answers:
Yes I think so — 18
I don’t think so – 74

Ques­tion 10: Do you think that AI will ever be able to over­come both humans and nature?

Answers: Yes I think so — 10
I don’t think so – 82

Ques­tion 11: Do you think the world will ever ben­e­fit from the exis­tence of AI?

Answers:
Yes I think so — 47
I don’t think so — 45 

Relat­ed Post:

Ques­tion 12: Do you believe that AI can have a sense of morality?

Answers:
Yes I think so – 65
I don’t think so — 27

Ques­tion 13: Do you think that AI will ever be able to fall in love?

Answers:
Yes I think so — 44
I don’t think so – 48

Ques­tion 14: Do you believe that AI can ever feel pain?


Answers :
Yes I think so – 33
I don’t think so — 59

Ques­tion 15: Do you believe that AI can ever have dreams?

Answers:
Yes I think so — 7
I don’t think so — 85

Ques­tion 16: Do you think that a com­put­er is nec­es­sary for human intelligence?

Answers :
Yes I think so – 59  
I don’t think so — 33

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Ques­tion 17: Is there a dif­fer­ence between AI and Machine Learning?

Answers :  
Yes I think so — 80
I don’t think so — 12

Ques­tion 18: Do you believe AI is a very impor­tant technology?

Answers : Yes I think so — 57
I don’t think so — 35

Ques­tion 19: Do you have the con­cept that AI is cur­rent­ly not as smart as humans?

Answers :
Yes I think so — 78
I don’t think so — 14

Ques­tion 20: Do you believe that machines will one day be able to do every­thing humans do?

Answers :  
Yes I think so – 61   
I don’t think so – 31

Ques­tion 21: Do you think peo­ple will ever be able to trust on an AI?

Answers :  
Yes I think so — 69  
I don’t think so — 23

Ques­tion 22: Do you believe that the exis­tence of an AI can have a pos­i­tive effect on society?

Answers :  
Yes I think so — 30 
I don’t think so — 62

The ques­tions asked in this sur­vey were meant to be gen­er­al in nature, not intend­ed to have any neg­a­tive con­no­ta­tion or bias. This should give us a clear pic­ture of what is actu­al­ly hap­pen­ing regard­ing the con­cept of Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AI) as a whole. 

The results show that all stu­dents are not only aware of the con­cept of what an AI is, but most impor­tant­ly, they under­stand the poten­tial dan­ger it could bring, and are not over-anx­ious as Sci-fis are try­ing to make us.

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