Which Gender Is More Likely To Trust Artificial Intelligence
ModelingPredictive Analyticsposted by Bill McCabe October 8, 2017 Bill McCabe
Many people are very skeptical of the governments adoption of AI to take over management of its citizen services, but which gender is more comfortable with this decision? The answer to that question, by way of surveys, is men. More men than women feel more comfortable with this technology shift.
According to a report that was published by Accenture, men and women were surveyed on how they felt with AI taking over citizen services in 6 different categories. In all six, men trusted AI more than women did. In the matter of AI managing their health care, nearly one third of men said that they trusted AI but only about 20% of women did.
In January of 2017, McGuire Research Services conducted an online study of 500 people that live in the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. There are already agencies that have delegated some of their more repetitive work to AI but the there is a large portion of the public that are having serious trust issues with the use of AI being used in government services that involve the citizens.
When it comes to AI being used in order to register to vote, there was only a 1% difference between the results of men and women with 46% of men and 45% of women trusting its use. As for government ID’s being issued by Artificial Intelligence; men are more comfortable with the concept while more women were not so keen on the idea.
The area of government financial services saw a huge gap, however, when it came to AI handling their taxes. There were 40% of men that were fine with AI handling their taxes where only 34% of women held the same belief. The numbers for AI handling benefits saw an even greater gap with only 27% of women thought it a good idea while 39% of men voted in the positive.
There is also a generation gap of significant interest. Most baby boomers don’t prefer that AI handle much of their personal information while millennials were more at ease with the concept. All 6 of the categories saw that baby boomers trusted AI less while over half of millennials didn’t mind.
Though this survey only consisted of 500 people, the numbers were clear that when it came down to it male millennials were more at ease with the concept of AI gaining a firmer hold.