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Public’s perception towards modern technologies

Studio Graphene quizzed respondents about some of the most prominent and talkedabout technologies today – artificial intelligence, internet of things, big data, wearable tech, biometrics, 5G, driverless cars and augmented and virtual reality.

Biometrics (32%), 5G (31%) and wearable technology (28%) received the higher proportions of people saying they are excited about these advances. Conversely, driverless cars attracted the most concern from UK adults. Over two fifths (43%) of respondents are worried about the problems that may arise from driverless vehicles.

The next most worrisome technology was AI – 24% are fearful of this tech, with a further 22% sceptical of whether it will live up to the hype surrounding it. Elsewhere, the research found 37% of people in the UK have never heard of IoT, while 35% are not familiar with the term big data.