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Approximately one third of the Dutch population (32 percent) prefer to have their computer security managed by artificial intelligence (AI) rather than by a human being. This is the result of an online survey among more than 10,000 respondents in the EMEA region by Palo Alto Networks, YouGov and Dr. Jessica Barker.

Across the EMEA region, 26 percent of respondents said they would rather have AI manage their computer security than a human being. The greatest confidence in AI can be found in Italy, with 38 percent. In the United Kingdom, that number is much lower at 21%.

In addition, the extent to which AI is trusted for computer security varies from generation to generation. However, the difference is not great: among millennials, 31% stop trusting AI, and among baby boomers it is 23%.

According to Palo Alto Networks, people who are open to AI technologies also have a positive view of the role that computer security plays in their daily lives. For example, 29 percent of respondents who prefer to leave security to AI state that computer security controls have a very positive effect on their overall online experience. Among all respondents, this is an average of 20 percent.

Security is a task for the government

According to the respondents, computer security is not necessarily a task for itself. 25 per cent think this is a task for the enforcement agencies, while 28 per cent think it is a task for the government.

Globally, however, there is a trend that people rely on themselves for computer security. 54 per cent say they take responsibility for their personal data when they are online. This applies to 43 percent of the young people (18 to 24 years old) and 58 percent of the respondents aged 55 and older.

Furthermore, 67 percent of the respondents stated that they do everything possible to prevent the loss of personal data. Among the group of 55 years and older, this is even 75 percent. In the group of 25- to 34-year-olds, 59 percent think they are doing everything possible to prevent data loss.

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