1. Robots Will Take Our Jobs
As automation and robotic processes continue to make waves in business, many have voiced their fears about a Terminator-esque world run by robots. Bill Gates, it seems, thinks there is some cause to be worried, laying out a possible solution in the taxing of robots. Speaking to Quartz, the Microsoft founder said that over the next 20 years humans will be more and more displaced by automated robots, predicting that the loss to the labour force would possibly number in the millions.
You cross the threshold of job replacement of certain activities all sort of at once, Gates told Quartz.
Gates wants governments to tax companies, specifically in the way they use automated robots. This would aim to slow the spread of automation and go towards the funding of other employment.
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