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Moshe Vardi, AI and Automation Expert With 30 Yrs Experience

We are approaching the time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task. Society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: if machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do? A typical answer is that we will be free to pursue leisure activities. [But] I do not find the prospect of leisure-only life appealing. I believe that work i... See More
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Yuval Noah Harari, Israeli historian and a tenured professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

disagrees Basic Income
Paying people not to work will only increase inequality and rancor. [...] If universal basic income is aimed to improve the objective conditions of the average person in 2050, it has a fair chance of succeeding. But if it is aimed to make people subjectively more satisfied with their lot in order to prevent social discontent, it is likely to fail.
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Yuval Noah Harari, Israeli historian and a tenured professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

[M]ost people tend to overestimate human beings. In order to replace most humans, the AI won't have to do very spectacular things. Most of the things the political and economic system needs from human beings are actually quite simple. We earlier talked about driving a taxi or diagnosing a disease. This is something that AI will soon be able to do better than humans even without consciousness, even... See More
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Nouriel Roubini,

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin is the mother of all bubbles, favoured by charlatans and swindlers.
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Nouriel Roubini,

agrees Carbon Tax
It Is High Time for a Carbon Tax
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Moshe Vardi, AI and Automation Expert With 30 Yrs Experience

agrees Basic Income
we may have to consider instituting a Basic Income Guarantee
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Natalie Portman, Israeli-american actress

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Jay Michaelson, American writer and academic

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Orly Taitz, American conspiracy theorist

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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