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September 6, 2017

Should we tax robots that take jobs?

  • Some people are pushing for a robot tax, saying it's important to think now about how people will earn a living as more U.S. jobs are lost to automation.
    Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO — Security guard Eric Leon watches the Knightscope K5 security robot as it glides through the mall, charming shoppers with its blinking blue and white lights. The brawny automaton records video and sounds alerts. According to its maker, it deters mischief just by making the rounds.

    Leon, the all-too-human guard, feels pretty sure that the robot will someday take his job.

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