FUTURE LEFT PODCAST EP. 10: "Electronic Persons" & Robot Morals
Robot news! The EU is considering a tax scheme where by "Electronic persons," or robots, would incur taxes that would feed into social security programs. It's one way lawmakers are thinking about offsetting tax losses and job losses brought on by increased work force automation. Also: when you put your car on autopilot, there may need to be a system of ethics programmed into the software to make life and death decisions.
Things we mentioned:
Elmo Keep. "The EU Wants Robots to Pay Taxes." Fusion. 23 June 2016.
Georgina Prodhan. "Europe's robots to become 'electronic persons' under draft plan." Reuters. 21 June 2016.
Jim Kerstetter. "When Machines Will Need Morals." The New York Times. 24 June 2016.
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