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IEEE Study Examines Parents’ Opinions of AI and Technology for Health


IEEE has released the results of a global study examining parents’ perceptions about emerging technologies for the health and wellness of their families.

Parents in the U.S., UK, India, China, and Brazil with “Generation Alpha” children (under 11 years old) were found to have confidence in many technologies for health and wellness. 89% have at least some trust in robots that clean and sanitize public spaces, from schools to restaurants. Globally, 54% are comfortable leaving their child in the care of an AI-powered nurse during a hospital stay, but the percentage of parents comfortable about this scenario varied by country: 29% in the U.S., 50% in Brazil, 71% in China, 69% in India, and 52% in the UK. Childcare and homework help powered by AI are also acceptable to many parents, with 66% agreeing that they’d use a robot nanny to care for children while they worked from home.

Learn more survey results in the IEEE news item.

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