Neil Jacobstein, “The Future of Work: Managing the Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence”
One of the most common arguments for a Basic Income given by advocates is the inevitable rise in job automation and the growth in artificial intelligence. In this article Jacobstein outlines his fears about the impact that A.I. will have on white-collar work. He envisages a future when the speed of development in A.I. far outweighs societies ability to create new jobs.
Jacobstein then goes on to look at the possibility of introducing a basic income under these circumstances. Although he is all for the idea, he does highlight many key aspects that may hinder the chances of such a policy being brought to fruition.
Neil Jacobstein, “The Future of Work: Managing the Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence”, Pacific Standard, October 13th 2015