Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends / Baobao Zhang

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URI Library's "Galanti Lounge" (3rd floor)

15 Lippitt Road · Kingston, RI

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Baobao Zhang
University of Oxford - Center for the Governance of AI; Yale University, Department of Political Science

Baobao Zhang will present her report around the American public’s attitudes toward artificial intelligence (AI) and AI governance, based on findings from a nationally representative survey of 2,000 American adults. As the study of the public opinion toward AI is relatively new, she and her team aimed for breadth over depth, with questions touching on: workplace automation; attitudes regarding international cooperation; the public’s trust in various actors to develop and regulate AI; views about the importance and likely impact of different AI governance challenges; and historical and cross-national trends in public opinion regarding AI. Results provide preliminary insights into the character of US public opinion regarding AI.

Zhang, Baobao and Dafoe, Allan, Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends (January 9, 2019). Available at: