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Andrés Marroquín, Luke Sadd and Antonio Saravia
''Trust and Perceptions of Autonomous Vehicles in Latin America''
( 2021, Vol. 41 No.3 )
Beliefs or perceptions about new technologies can affect their adoption and impact on economic progress. In this research note, we examine if trust in others is associated with positive perceptions of autonomous vehicles (AVs). Using a representative survey from Latin America, we find that that is, indeed, the case for that region. We also find that individuals who are male, favor globalization, support foreign investment, and approve of democracy are more likely to perceive AVs positively. Our results are consistent with the literature on the ethics of artificial intelligence claiming that the factors that determine trust in others can be mapped into factors that determine trust in automation and AVs.
Keywords: Robots, Self-driving cars, Autonomous vehicles, Latin America, Trust
JEL: O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development: General
Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology: General
Manuscript Received : Sep 17 2021 Manuscript Accepted : Sep 17 2021

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