Rise of the robots triggers call for ‘Citizens Income’

A CITIZEN’S income should be introduced to protect potential mass job losses that could be caused by automation if work traditionally carried out by humans is taken over by robotic machinery, campaigners have said.The call came after a study into Artificial Intelligence said that one in every six jobs in Scotland’s public sector could be lost within 14 years due to automation.The annual “state of the state” report from business advisory firm Deloitte estimated that 88,000 jobs could go and that administrative and operative roles were at greatest risk. However, former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars warned that the scale of job losses was likely to be more “devastating” than the unemployment suffered in Scotland during the 1980s and 1990s with the decimation of heavy industry. Sillars, who has campaigned…

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