Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not afraid of the «uprising of machines», but believes that robots need to tax

Speaking at the event South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin this past weekend, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed the opinion that people should not worry that their one day may replace robots.

Earlier politicians of the left wing, in contrast, spoke out against excessive automation. So, for example, a potential presidential candidate from the Democratic party, businessman Andrew young had previously stated that artificial intelligence «destabilizie society.»

It is possible to treat such statements, but recall that Jeff Bezos , the richest man in the world manages an incredibly profitable company Amazon, which is already largely automated.

However, Ocasio-Cortez, according to her, is not afraid of the «uprising of machines».

«We don’t have to worry about that the machine will be taken away from a person’s work. We should be concerned about the fact that we live in a society where, if you have no job, you can just die, ‘ said Congresswoman. — Automation will potentially give people more time for self-education, creativity, invention, to space exploration, to the enjoyment of the world in which we live.»

Ocasio-Cortez added that the rich owners of robots can be subject to 90% tax.

«Bill gates has said that corporations need to be taxed at 90%, but it is better to say: «tax the robot,» said Ocasio-Cortez.

The youngest Congresswoman — not the only one who claims that automated labor will give people more opportunities to do what they want.

Toby Walsh, Professor of artificial intelligence at the University of New South Wales, wrote in The Guardian: «the artificial intelligence Revolution will reopen for us what makes us human. From a technical point of view, the machine can become awesome artists. They will be able to write music and paintings, but no one will be able to truly experience love as we are.»