Robot workers could lead to universal basic income in Hawaii
  • Politicians in Hawaii are debating using a universal basic income to offset the potential robot job-pocalypse.
  • It’s a trend other states might consider joining as AI is poised to take on a larger role in the work force.
  • The new bill — which was passed earlier this year and basically opened a conversation with the state’s departments of labor and business — proposed a guaranteed income for a person to live on, regardless of their employment status.
  • Considering many retail jobs are likely to be replaced with automated workers sooner rather than later, the bill’s supporters think this could be a saving grace for Hawaii’s largely tourist-based labor force.
  • Wary of robots taking jobs, Hawaii toys with guaranteed pay on CBS News

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