Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New technologies: the French positive but cautious – France Soir

The French recognize that new technologies their “simplify life” but they are nearly half think they have a negative impact “on human relations in general” , according to a survey by Ipsos for Microsoft. The development of new digital technologies (computers, smartphones, tablets) in recent years has been Effects “mostly positive” in terms of time savings for 78% of respondents in this study published this Tuesday, April 22.

63% of French, these technologies also have a beneficial impact on the organization of daily life and work. They are 39% think that their effect is mostly positive “for relations with the relatives” , while 28% believe that their effect is negative on this point. But 49% of the French believe that new technologies have a predominantly negative effect “on human relations in general” . Only 20% think their impact is positive on this point.

In addition, 58% of French are the machines and new technologies make the man “dependent” are “too much space” . Only 27% think they “free man” including binding, boring or complicated tasks. Even 16-24 years are 50% to highlight this human dependence. The French are divided vis-à-vis artificial intelligence, defined here as the intelligence of computers, smartphones and applications.

The cause for concern or skepticism at 51% people. And curiosity and enthusiasm in 45% of them. 93% of French believe that to evolve “the right way” , future technology must protect the personal data of users. 83% that it should be governed by ethical rules. And 67% that it should be “more human”

The survey was conducted via the Internet from February 17 to 19 with 2,000 people aged 16 and more.


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