The results of this national survey make it clear that Americans are divided when they think about AI’s impact on people’s daily lives. Just 17% are more positive than negative. The rest are divided among those who say they are more positive than negative, those who are equally positive and negative and those who say they don’t know which way things will unfold.

As they size AI up, Americans have a split verdict about the big question of whether AI systems can be designed to make decisions in people’s best interests.

A pie chart showing people's opinions about whether it's possible to design AI systems that make decisions in people's best interest in complex situations. 31% think it's possible, 31% think it's not possible and 38% aren't sure.