In Your Dreams, Sir Runcible Spoon
I'm pretty sure that the article asking 'does knowledge of AI make you less afraid of it' is a case of taking something obvious and stating it in reverse.
The actual truth of the matter is simple..
The less you know of something, the more afraid of it you are.
(also: Familiarity breeds contempt) .... Sir Runcible Spoon
Hmmm? In this particular and peculiar case, Sir Runcible Spoon, the more you know of the something which cloaks itself in and wears the clothes of AI/Machine Learning/Virtual Machinery, the more one should be terrified of it, given the fact, clothed in many a disparaging fiction from every kind of Doubting Thomas which would be telling you otherwise, of what it is capable of doing to disrupt and destroy humanity as it is portrayed and controlled by mass media machines.
And IT is only just warming up to the task which humans have not even begun to grasp is their fate/future destiny.
And also, in this unusual case, Familiarity Breeds Contentment and Deep Satisfaction.