In September 2022, ANITI and Ekitia launched a citizen consultation on the knowledge, acceptability and ethical challenges of AI and data.
This consultation was divided into four separate surveys, each specific to a target audience, and addressed AI knowledge and citizens' apprehension in relation to key issues such as the use of personal data, human-machine collaboration, non-discrimination or energy sobriety.
Cette enquête est désormais clôturée. Après l’étude des résultats par une équipe composée : des membres du groupe de travail de l’enquête, des étudiants, des membres de l’Académie de Toulouse, des scientifiques et des partenaires industriels, 6 constats majeurs et 4 recommandations ressortent et font l’objet d’une synthèse que vous pourrez lire dans le document à télécharger plus bas.
- AI is understood in very different ways by different people
- AI knowledge is uneven
- there is a high level of mistrust in the use of personal data to improve services, including public services
- purpose is key to AI acceptance
- AI is accepted as indispensable, but not neutral
- citizens are in favor of AI development, under certain conditions
Based on these findings, the working group that contributed to the study of the results came to 4 conclusions :
1 – Increase knowledge :
- continue and expand awareness-raising and training initiatives for all ages
- share a consensual definition of AI, its properties and the criteria for quantifying it
2 – Making the use of data and AI more transparent
- strengthening vigilance
3 – Demystifying the possible applications and uses of AI
- prioritize an explanation in sectors identified as priorities for AI deployment
4 – Ensuring ethical AI applications
- anticipate future AI regulations
- apply a regulatory approach right from the design stage of any AI project
- more citizen involvement