79% of US Consumers Want “Artificial Intelligence” to Know the Limits

München, GERMANY

MUNICH, Nov. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ahead of the opening of the world’s largest international trade fair for the electronics industry in Munich, Electronica reveals its trend index 2020, an international survey highlighting how people see their future lives with electronic devices. In the US, 1,000 consumers took part in the survey, which indicates strongly that artificial intelligence should not replace thinking. 79% of US people like the idea of artificial intelligence in future electronic devices, however, they feel it is important for smart assistants to know their limits: 74% of consumers want intelligent household robots, smart cars and medical electronics to help people but they don't want them to take over their own decisions.

38% of US consumers said they had reservations about letting a future smart car take control and drive them to their destination autonomously. However 69% of US people were positive about an intelligent automobile which monitors traffic like a driving instructor, and only intervenes when the driver makes a mistake.

People feel comfortable with idea of using devices for protection and general security, but they don’t want them to be too intrusive or connect up their office and home.

Results painted a similar picture for electronic healthcare. More than 80% of the population surveyed want electronic safety technology to make living easier for older people with connected emergency alert systems. 78% of consumers gave positive ratings to artificial hands, which use bioelectronics to help patients touch and feel, and implantable eye sensors to improve their vision. However, the use of medical robots to perform surgery in hospitals was met with skepticism.

"At the international electronics exhibition electronica from November 8–11 in Munich, the global electronics community will exchange information about the future of the networked world, and more than 2,900 exhibitors will present innovations," says Falk Senger, the Managing Director at Messe München responsible for electronica.

About electronica

electronica is the worlds leading International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications. It is the electronics industry's most important international industry gathering and features a supporting program with forums and conferences. A total of 73,189 visitors and 2,725 exhibitors participated in electronica in 2014. electronica has been held in Munich every two years since 1964. The next exhibition takes place from November 8–11, 2016. www.electronica.de


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