Humans Invented AI and We Will Determine Its Fate

Scary scenarios aside, the future of AI depends largely on how consumers and investors fund its evolution.

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The debate over whether artificial intelligence (AI) is humanity's greatest threat or greatest hope has reached a fever pitch, and everyone seems to have an opinion. A recent survey from Maveron and A/B Consulting found that Americans are nearly evenly split on the matter: 37% of consumers are excited about AI, while 40% are fearful. They are similarly divided on its potential impact: 39% believe AI will make humans obsolete, while 41% do not.

As with previous technological innovations and disruptions, the truth about AI will land somewhere in the middle. It all depends on who gets their hands on it and what they do next.

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Matthew Leaney
Contributing Writer

Matthew Leaney is chief revenue officer of Silent Eight, which uses artificial intelligence to fight financial crime.