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The Hostile Robot Takeover (Guest: Ed Hudgins)

October 9, 2019

Heartland’s tech specialist and research director Ed Hudgins joins the show to talk about moves aiming to ban robots, artificial intelligence and automation.

New York Mayor DeBlasio has called for a robot tax. He says that robots threaten people’s jobs, and me must tax them to ensure employment throughout the economy. The question is: Do robots pose an imminent threat to employment around the US?

Ed Hudgins, research director at The Heartland Institute, says no, robots do not pose a threat to employment. Hudgins brings up how automation has always occurred and the creative destruction that comes with it has bettered the lives of all people. Check out the podcast to hear Ed Hudgins go deep into the world of tech and why it’s so promising.

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Edward Hudgins is the research director for The Heartland Institute.
ehudgins@heartland.org @DrEdwardHudgins
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Andy Singer is new media specialist and video editor at The Heartland Institute.
asinger@heartland.org @HeartlandInst