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Lirdon t1_jdprdyi wrote

Especially in the US, with how much influence the rich have over the politics, the situation seems rather grim, I agree. But the issue of automation is not one that wasn’t thought of before. That’s where the Guaranteed Minimum Income comes to play. Basically the government pays to sustain its not working population by taxing all corporations, or those that replace labor with automation. The issue is that people thought it would be robotics that will replace people in menial labour, but now it seems that AI will be the frontier of automation, and it targets white colar jobs — the top earners of the working class.

It is still left to be seen how will the whole thing play out. But it seems to me that there will need to be a reform in taxation that will either disincentivize the use of AI, or will compensate for people that lose their jobs to AI.


artix111 t1_jdq1zzm wrote

I think robotics will follow faster than we originally thought.


Lirdon t1_jdq687s wrote

perhaps, but its integration into buisness will be slower than AI. robots need to be manufactured in units, and distributed, they might replace menial labour, but it will be that individual robotic units replace several humans, but not all of them, like an installation of AI can do with office workers.


Whole-Impression-709 t1_jdqd786 wrote

Business is already at max throttle automating anything that can be automated. I am in factory automation and our current project reduces manpower from 7 to 3 on an agricultural process.

Let's not forget how willing management is to tip the apple cart, if they get to keep more apples to themselves. They will view white collar the same way they view blue collar: an expense to be minimized.


race2tb t1_jds0rbr wrote

My guess is the AI will speed it up many times with simulations and iterations across the entire structure of the robots and the robot as a whole.