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Will Artificial Intelligence Increase Unemployment?

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Artificial intelligence and robots, which entered our lives in parallel with the developing technology, cause curiosity and anxiety in some subjects. How will be the use of robots in daily life and the future? And will Artificial Intelligence increase unemployment?

The argument that robots will dismiss people and replace them is now more than an academic debate. According to a report issued by the USA government (Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy), in the near future, a large number of American citizens will be unemployed due to artificial intelligence and a major unemployment problem will start in the country. According to a study at Oxford University, 35% of jobs in the UK can be mechanized in 20 years.

We can imagine that artificial intelligence will do the same job in a much shorter time and with higher efficiency than a conventional office worker. But this is not limited to the sectors facing unemployment. For example; Taxi drivers. Uber and Google are working on establishing a taxi system that will even disable drivers. Towards the end of this year, the British government announced the renewal of motorways for non-chauffeur-driven vehicles as it would serve Chauffe-free taxis on the streets of England.

Universal Income Budget Plan for the Unemployed

Elon Musk, the founder of Space X and unmanned automotive manufacturer Tesla, who aims to launch commercial flights to Mars, continues to justify these concerns. Musk thinks that robots will replace people soon and a “revenue gap” will emerge. The solution for this is to create an income universal income budget. Elon Musk, who started to work on this subject, has already started raising funds in his own companies.

Besides all this, Finland is the first European country to pay salaries to unemployed citizens. Two thousand people between the ages of 25-28, chosen randomly, will be paid 560 euros. We’ll wait to see whether unemployment benefits will increase unemployment.

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