Job automation threatens peoples’ livelihoods. Can universal basic income save the day?

Job automation threatens peoples' livelihoods. Can universal basic income save the day?

Technological developments are rendering many jobs obsolete. Can implemeting a universal basic income provide a way of managing the social and economic implications of such a radical transformation? A robot faces off against a human in a game of ‘rock paper scissors’ at the Science Museum, London. Photo: Ian Nicholson / PA Archive/Press Association Images. All rights reserved. In early 2013, a colleague and I attended the inaugural meeting of the UK Robot Ethics association. There, we suggested that developments in robotics and computing technology meant that we needed to re-evaluate some of our economic thinking. Machines were now […]

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