Elon Musk: Robots will take your jobs, government will have to pay your wage

Computers, intelligent machines, and robots seem like the workforce of the future. And as more and more jobs are replaced by technology, people will have less work to do and ultimately will be sustained by payments from the government, predicts Elon Musk, the iconic Silicon Valley futurist who is the founder and CEO of SolarCity, Tesla, and SpaceX.

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Gana fuerza el debate sobre la renta básica universal en Bruselas

Ante los cambios irreversibles que se prevén en las relaciones laborales y económicas, la Comisión Europea sigue “con interés” los experimentos que se realizarán en Finlandia y Holanda en 2017.

La tarea pendiente de la industria europea con la digitalización se ha convertido en un tema recurrente en Bruselas. Poco a poco, también se va abriendo camino un debate relacionado que hasta ahora se había evitado: la necesidad de adaptar nuestros estados del bienestar a unas relaciones laborales y económicas que quedarán profundamente alteradas en el contexto de la economía colaborativa, la robotización avanzada, la inteligencia artificial o el llamado internet de las cosas.

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Canadian province to give every citizen $1,320 income boost to overcome poverty

A Canadian province is to run a pilot project aimed at providing every citizen a minimum basic income of $1,320 (£773) a month.

The provincial government of Ontario confirmed it is holding public consultations on the $25m (£15m) project over the next two months, which could replace social assistance payments administered by the province for people aged 18 to 65.

People with disabilities will receive $500 (£292) more under the scheme, and individuals who earn less than $22,000 (£13,000) a year after tax will have their incomes topped up to reach that threshold.

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Trump promises to bring back manufacturing jobs, but robots won’t let him

For Americans struggling with stagnant wages, under- or un-employment, one of Donald Trump’s most appealing campaign promises was to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

Navigating the complexities of policy, tariffs and geopolitics would make that hard enough already for the president elect. But technology will make this promise nearly impossible to fulfill.

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Robots Are Coming for Your Job, But Only If You’re Poor

Last year, a widely discussed study suggested the 47 percent of US jobs were at risk from the robot takeover. Today, the authors of that paper, Oxford University’s Carl Frey and Michael Osborne have published the results of similar research for the UK along with a team from financial firm Deloitte—and it looks like the robo-revolution will be slightly slower this side of the pond. But it will still prove significant: their latest report suggests that 35 percent of UK jobs are at “high risk of being made redundant by technology in the next 10 to 20 years.”

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