CS Prof Kilian Weinberger was recently quoted in a live science article on why people are scared of AI:

https://www.livescience.com/62775-humans-why-scared-of-ai.html

 

Perhaps, if people could put aside their fears of hostile AI, they would be more open to recognizing its benefits, Weinberger suggested. Enhanced image-recognition algorithms, for example, could help dermatologists identify moles that are potentially cancerous, while self-driving cars could one day reduce the number of deaths from auto accidents, many of which are caused by human error, he told Live Science.