DeepMind cofounder Mustafa Suleyman calls for universal basic income to cushion A.I. job loss

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Article written by Christiaan Hetzner, via on 10 May 2023

Governments will have to find a solution for knowledge sector workers whose jobs are automated away thanks to the advent of artificial intelligence, a leading expert in the field warned.
“This is a political and economic measure we have to start talking about in a serious way.” In March, Goldman Sachs argued generative A.I.
“Unquestionably, many of the tasks in white-collar land will look very different in the next five to 10 years,” Suleyman continued.
Should tens of millions of knowledge sector workers or more lose their job through generative A.I., without any real plan to cushion the blow, the resulting upheaval could prove significantly disruptive.
“There are going to be a serious number of losers [that] will be very unhappy, very agitated,” warned Suleyman.

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