Guess who the Americans want to fund their universal income!

Feb 06, 2018, 6:48 AM EST
(Source: Ludovic Bertron/flickr)
(Source: Ludovic Bertron/flickr)

A recent Gallup poll found that 48 percent of Americans have an affinity for the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI), amid their growing rivalry with technologies that seem to outperform and displace humans in virtually every field.

More interestingly, Americans want their universal incomes to be funded by AI technology companies that develop job-snatching robots and machines, an idea aligning with the concept of “robot tax” recently proposed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, writes Futurism.

While this is true that automation threatens to spur job losses at dramatic rates, technology companies oppose “robot tax,” calling it a disincentive to innovation.