Humans v robots: here’s how we can defend ourselves against their rise

Instead of working to give robots personhood status, we should concentrate on protecting human workers – and decelerate the push to automate jobs

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We’ve heard a lot lately about the how humans will suffer thanks to robots.

Recently, these dark premonitions have come from famed techno-positive-ists like Elon Musk and Bill Gates. These grandees have offered their own solutions, from a robot tax or universal basic income. But among the dire warnings and the downright sci-fi utopias (a robot for president, anyone?), the actual human pain resulting from future job loss tends to be forgotten.

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