It is no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) will be key in shaping the technology landscape of the next decade. However with great rewards come great risks. Digital Insurance brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Technologists upbeat about AI impact on their careers, but not on society.

The relationship between AI, automation and humans is constantly changing and contains understood expectations in the technology workforce. But what about the general public? What opportunities and in turn, concerns affect them?

While AI and machine learning has been identified as the most important enterprise technology of the next decade, followed by cloud platforms and big data, the potential downside of malicious AI attacks factors into the more pessimistic views of how society could be affected by technology in the next decade.

The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), a technology professional association, surveyed more than 5,000 business technology professionals and found that there is more optimism about the technology advancements will impact their career than they are about how it will impact society as a whole.

Melody K. Smith

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