Despite being home to one of the tech capitals of the nation, a new survey says most Californians are not worried about robots taking their jobs. Paul McDonald from the staffing firm Robert Half says 39% of those surveyed in the Jobs and Anxiety report think AI can actually help them at work.
The report found nationally, only 12% of American workers are concerned automation will negatively impact their employment. California is one of the states who had the most people looking forward to AI. 52% of people in San Francisco also said AI could make their jobs easier. 47% of Los Angeles residents and 48% of Sacramento residents think automation in their workplace would be a positive thing. The survey also found most employers anticipate keeping current staff and training them on new technologies instead of replacing staff with computers.