As technology changes the nature of work and the employment landscape, there is a growing recognition that we may not need to all be working, or all working to the same extent, to maintain the economy. Automation is set to replace an ever-growing share of jobs.
Precarious work like gig-work that enables current versions of technology - from rideshare drivers to delivery people - will likely be impacted with full automation to self-driving vehicles and robots. Traditionally “white collar” jobs are also increasingly vulnerable to automation from sophisticated AI. As these changes occur, Universal Basic Income can be a tool to support those whose jobs are lost to automation and to capture and distribute back some of the productivity and efficiency gains made by machines.
In this discussion, we will discuss the trends of automation and the creation of precarious labor by the tech industry, and how UBI can help offset some of the negative effects of automation. We will ask what the future of work can look like - and how UBI can be a complementary driver for capturing the benefits of tech.
You watch the replay of the webinar and find information about the panelists here.