Artificial Intelligence (AI) may be the best thing to happen to humanity, or it may be the worst thing (Hern, 2016). The negative propaganda and demonization of AI and its many “threats” to humanity have induced certain fears towards AI. The aim of this research is to analyze the fear of AI which we refer to as AI anxiety-from a moral lens by understanding how an individual’s moral foundations led to their AI anxiety. This paper borrows from the moral psychology literature and implements Moral Foundation Theory into Information Systems (IS) research for the first time.
Das, Elora J. and Walden, Eric A., "Why Do People Fear AI? Let’s Talk Morality" (2021). SIGHCI 2021 Proceedings. 10.