Zafer Küçükşabanoğlu, President of the Artificial Intelligence Policies Association (AIPA), made evaluations to the AA correspondent regarding the “AIPA Future Research: Artificial Intelligence Perception in Society” report commissioned by AIPA in the field of artificial intelligence.
Küçükşabanoğlu stated that in the research conducted by Quantum Research with 1,135 participants and approximately 30 percent of them were students, the participants were asked about the definition of artificial intelligence, and said that 22 percent of the participants had no idea about artificial intelligence, and 21 percent identified artificial intelligence with the concept of robot. .
Küçükşabanoğlu said, “Individuals who most accurately define artificial intelligence use the term machine learning. While the rate of men using this expression is 6.9 percent, the rate of women falls to 3.4 percent. This situation is a common problem in the field of artificial intelligence, which is also a common problem in the world. It is another indication that women are less involved. It is also an indirect sign that women should be supported more in this field.” made its assessment.
The main reason for fears is the thought that robots and artificial intelligence may dominate the workforce.
Pointing out that the main reason for fears about artificial intelligence is the thought that robots and artificial intelligence may be dominant in the workforce, Küçükşabanoğlu said, “The main source of artificial intelligence fear in students is the increase in unemployment, the thought that robots will take away people’s jobs. In addition, artificial intelligence’s easy access to personal information and its ability to process They are also afraid that it will harm their privacy.” he said.
Küçükşabanoğlu underlined that the image of the robot, drawn with the effect of Hollywood, has a great role in this fear, and said, “40 percent of the participants who stated that they were afraid of artificial intelligence, emphasized the dangerous, frightening and threatening features of artificial intelligence. In particular, humanoid robots emerge by being fed with sample videos about the use of robots in the military. Hollywood movies serve artificial intelligence with content that triggers these fears.” he said.
The profession that will be most negatively affected by artificial intelligence is medicine.
Küçükşabanoğlu stated that approximately 22 percent of the participants in the survey stated that the profession that will be most negatively affected is medicine, followed by teachers/trainers/teachers with 15.7 percent, law enforcement officers with 14.5 percent and translators with 11.4 percent.
Küçükşabanoğlu said, “According to 56 percent of the participants, the main reason why all these occupations are affected is that artificial intelligence can be easily integrated into today’s ways of doing these occupations and that it covers people to a degree that excludes people, and its potential to take over. Participants believe that artificial intelligence will significantly reduce employment in these occupations.” said.
The area that will be most affected by artificial intelligence is the economy.
Küçükşabanoğlu, who conveyed the answers to the questions about the area that will be most affected by artificial intelligence, said that the economy will be the most affected area by artificial intelligence with 32.4 percent, followed by education with 21.4 percent, media and communication with 13.3%, and 12 percent. Emphasizing that security and foreign policy are followed, he reminded the participants that the main focus of evaluation in these areas is the workforce. ,
Pointing out that 15.7 percent of the participants consider all these areas in terms of increasing unemployment, while 24 percent evaluate them in terms of the revival of the economy with the developing technology and new business lines, Küçükşabanoğlu said that this situation is a result of the positive and negative results of the participants against artificial intelligence. stated that he saw it as a display of perspective
Evaluating the results of the research, Küçükşabanoğlu said, “71.1 percent of the society does not intend to be interested in artificial intelligence in the future. 28.9 percent of individuals who are considering dealing with artificial intelligence in the future want to focus their interest mainly on artificial intelligence and education.” he said.
Referring to what AIPA will do based on the results of the research, Küçükşabanoğlu continued his words as follows:
“Artificial Intelligence is expected to dominate every aspect of life. As can be seen from the research, our society does not have knowledge about artificial intelligence. Those who think they know are wrong. The majority of them do not plan to include artificial intelligence in the future. As AIPA, we can list what we plan to do as follows:
To carry out awareness raising activities on artificial intelligence in Turkey, to raise awareness of artificial intelligence in the society, to support the acquisition of individual skills by eliminating misinformation in the field of artificial intelligence. To produce policies for Turkey to have a bright artificial intelligence future, to contribute to policy making processes and to influence decision makers. In order to keep up with the digitalizing world, it is necessary to be knowledgeable. There is no need to be afraid of digitization once you have the knowledge. As AIPA, we would like to emphasize that as we continue our work, we will prioritize the Z generation, which we think is not the future of our country, but the present, which constitutes 31 percent of our population and a population of approximately 26 million.”
Küçükşabanoğlu underlined that the “Perception of Artificial Intelligence in Society” research, which is the first of the “Future Research” series carried out by AIPA with Quantum Research, will be followed by new studies in different fields in the coming days.