In a new Fox News poll, it has become clear that Republicans are less convinced than Democrats that the federal government needs to impose regulations on artificial intelligence systems. This growing issue is becoming more and more important and is likely to get hung up in politics as it advances in Washington.
According to the poll, 71% of Republicans believe that it is either “very” or “somewhat” important for the federal government to regulate AI, compared to 82% of Democrats who share the same view. While 76% of respondents saw some importance to federal regulation, there was a noticeable gap between the two parties.
When asked about their confidence level that the government could “properly regulate” AI, 50% of Democrats responded “a great deal” or “some,” compared to just 31% of Republicans.
The skepticism grew even wider when comparing Biden and Trump voters, with just 28% of Trump supporters feeling any confidence in the government on AI compared to 51% of Biden supporters.
Overall, voters are skeptical that elected leaders are up to the task of placing appropriate limits on this new tech, which probably says something about opinion on the tech and opinion on our leaders.