Photo by Andy Kelly on Unsplash American presidential candidates Andrew Yang and Bill de Blasio are very concerned about robots taking people’s jobs. Yang has been touting his $1,000 per month "Freedom Dividend" for every American adult since the beginning of his primary run to offset the potential job losses due to automation. De Blasio, on September 5th, published an op-ed published in tech magazine Wired proposing not only a "robot tax" but also the creation of a new federal agency to "oversee" automation and issue permits to businesses who want to increase their automation levels.
Machines will replace humans. […]