Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI), General Attitudes towards Artificial Intelligence Scale (GAAIS), Confirmatory Validation, Personality Traits, Corporate Distrust, General Trust.

This paper presents the confirmatory validation of the GAAIS, demonstrating a reliable two-factor structure (Positive, Negative) and its correlation with personality traits (Big Five), corporate distrust and general trust. Positive attitudes towards AI were particularly associated with introversion, suggesting an appreciation of algorithms, while Conscientiousness and Agreeableness predicted forgiving attitudes towards the negative aspects of AI. Conversely, higher levels of corporate distrust correlated with negative views of AI, while general trust contributed to positive perceptions.

Personal observation: The paper’s nuanced approach to dissecting the complex web of attitudes towards AI, particularly its distinction between general trust and corporate distrust, provides a compelling framework for future research on AI adoption and policy formulation.

Citation: Astrid Schepman & Paul Rodway (2023) The General Attitudes towards Artificial Intelligence Scale (GAAIS): Confirmatory Validation and Associations with Personality, Corporate Distrust, and General Trust, International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 39:13, 2724-2741, DOI: 10.1080/10447318.2022.2085400

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