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China: The State Council has issued its first ArtificiaI Intelligence development plan

The State Council of China released an Artificial Intelligence (AI) development plan on July 20, 2017, which aims to build a domestic industry worth almost $150 billion and positioning the country to become the world leader in AI by 2030. There are three steps in the plan. By 2020, the Chinese government expects its companies and research facilities to be

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United States: Alaska citizen’s monthly payment means recipients work more, not less

Despite endorsing a larger carbon footprint for Alaska, the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD payment, according to a survey released last week, of one thousand employees), encouraged only one per cent of recipients to work less. Perhaps the oldest, continuous, Basic Income-like social program is the Alaska PFD, going since the 1980s and currently paying every adult citizen $2,072 annually. Last year’s

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Universal basic income could work in Southeast Asia – but only if it goes to women

A form of basic income could be used to empower women in Southeast Asia, according to a recent article by Dr Tamara Nair. Writing for The Conversation, a news and feature-based website with approximately 5 million monthly users, Dr Nair explores the possibility of a basic income project that could be targeted exclusively towards women. Dr Nair is a Research

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NEW ZEALAND: Opportunities Party Proposes UBI Policy for Youth

Pictured: Gareth Morgan, leader of New Zealand’s The Opportunities Party; Credit to: Henry Cooke, Stuff New Zealand’s The Opportunities Party (TOP), founded last year by businessman and economist Gareth Morgan, has launched a three-stage policy proposal to implement UBI for families with young children, the elderly and youth ages 18 to 23. This policy proposes youth receive $10,000 per year

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ALGERIA: Think Tank Proposes Universal Basic Income

Several Western and European countries have been seriously considering Universal Basic Income recently. Numerous countries already have social programs that supplement individual incomes for select groups, such as unemployment compensation, food stamps, or housing income, but none have a program involving basic income for every individual. The think tank NABNI (French acronym for “Our Algeria Built on New Ideas”) laid

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