San Francisco YEO Saving Jobs

May 16, 2017

Supervisor Jane Kim is exploring a tax on robots as one solution to offset the economic threats a robot-powered workforce might bring. Experts have shown that artificial intelligence and robots will have a devastating impact on the American workforce in the next couple of decades.

“We think that [automation of work] could be one of the bigger — or biggest — policy issues that will face us in, not the next 50 to 100 years, but in the next five to 10 years. And I think that government needs to get ahead of the curve,” said Kim.

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