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Just a quarter of people trust AI with cyber security

July 09, 2019 / Software Testing News

An online study conducted by Dr. Jessica Barker, You Gov and Palo Alto Networks have exposed that just 26% of people in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) would trust their cybersecurity to be managed by AI, rather than humans. In comparing countries, Italy puts the most trust in AI at 38%, whilst only 21% of people in the UK would depend on robots with their data. Those who trusted AI more had higher confidence levels in the way they perceived cybersecurity in general, the study suggested. The researchers also looked into the way that online users felt about IoT technologies such as smart devices and smart homes. However, these results were more split with 38% of respondents saying they trusted these technologies and 43% saying they did not think them to be safe. There was also a massive difference across countries as to the trustworthiness of these products. For example, 71% of those surveyed in UAE thought IoT tech to be secure, whilst only 46% in the UK believe this to be t...