Scientists have declared automation as being the biggest threat to jobs in the future. With research into smarter artificial intelligence and more efficient machines progressing smoothly, it’s expected that millions will lose their current means of living in the coming years. Bill Gates recently spoke about the issue and according to him, if the robots really are coming to steal jobs, then they should be taxed accordingly.
The Microsoft Founder recently spoke to Quartz and said that any company who uses robots to replace most, if not all of their workers should be given additional taxes. According to Gates, this could be a good way to slow the progression of the spread of automation as well as help set up other employment options for those who have been displaced by automation.