A Northeastern University and Gallup study finds that the majority of Americans say they are unlikely to use and would not feel comfortable in a self-driving car. In this episode, we talk with Americans from across the country, who express both optimism and reservations about the new technology. What would they like leaders to consider as they create regulations for it? Later, New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul describes her experience riding in an autonomous vehicle in Manhattan and elsewhere, and what she sees for the future of American transportation.
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Slightly more than half of Americans say they are unlikely to use self-driving cars, and 59% would be uncomfortable riding in them. Six in 10 Americans would be uncomfortable sharing the road with self-driving trucks.
About one in four U.S. workers say it is likely that their job will be eliminated by new technology, automation, artificial intelligence or robots within the next 20 years.
Americans are mixed in their support for using a universal basic income program as a way to help workers who lose their jobs because of advances in artificial intelligence.