Many people have sounded a warning that artificial intelligence could become one of the biggest job-killing technologies of all time.
While the jury is still out on that one, a recent survey has better news for the industry, finding that 88 per cent of Chinese workers have more trust in robots than in their human managers.
China’s trust level of robots in the workplace is well above the world average, where about two-thirds of workers trust AI over their managers, but slightly behind India at 89 per cent, according to a study by US software company Oracle and research firm Future Workplace released on Tuesday.
According to the survey, respondents believe AI has an advantage over humans in terms of work schedule, offering unbiased information, and problem-solving. Four out of five of those surveyed thought robots can handle most things better than a human manager.