Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says ‘we should be excited about automation’

New York congressional representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes that people should welcome robots taking their jobs — but not the economic system that can make it financially devastating. During a talk at SXSW, an audience member asked Ocasio-Cortez about the threat of automated labor. “We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work,” she said in response. “We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die. And that is, at its core, our problem.” The congresswoman referenced a proposal from Bill Gates, who has discussed a tax on robots that replace human workers. (While she stated that Gates suggested... Continue reading…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes we should be excited about automated jobs

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Sat 9 Mar 19 from Engadget

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Sat 9 Mar 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “We should be excited about automation”

In a talk at SXSW, the New York Congresswoman notes that automation is a net positive when the government offers a social safety net. Robots have put half a million people out of work in the ...

Sat 9 Mar 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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