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Group gives cash aid to rural Kenyans, then studies its effects | PBS NewsHour
Since it was founded in 2011, U.S.-based nonprofit GiveDirectly has given cash unconditionally to villagers in eastern Africa, particularly Kenya and Uganda. The nonprofit’s most recent project involves providing a basic income consisting of cash payments to every adult in a rural Kenyan village. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Livesay reports from Kenya.

 

Poverty isn't a lack of character, it's a lack of cash
"Ideas can and do change the world," says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea's 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked -- and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.

 

Panel: The Future of AI and Universal Basic Income
Participants: Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit, Scientific Director at DFKI, NiMA Asghari, Senior UAV Applications Expert at Drone Industry Insights, Dr. Abdourahmane Faye, Big Data SME Lead DACH at HPE.

 

Is a Universal Basic Income the future of the welfare state?
At an event hosted by the Resolution Foundation, political economist Professor Andrew Gamble of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) outlines the main findings from his new book Can the Welfare State Survive? Karen Buck MP and Anthony Painter give their take on the future of the welfare state and debate whether a universal basic income solution could be viable and affordable.

 

Frances Coppola l The future of work and why we need a basic income
The idea of a 'basic economic income' is gathering momentum in a world where automation threatens the livelihood of many workers. Economic commentator Frances Coppola takes a deeper look at the concept, arguing that we must reinvent the very idea of work if we are to allow everyone to fulfil their potential.

 

The Universal Basic Income Is The Safety Net Of The Future
Universal basic income isn't just an idea anymore: it's a reality. For a number of countries including Finland, Italy, Uganda, Kenya, and soon Canada, some form of UBI, where citizens receive an unconditional monthly income, is being tested. As our automated future appears to inch nearer, proponents argue a UBI would ensure stability for workers, and reduce inequality by alleviating poverty and making resources more widely available. But opponents are quick to argue that citizens will be disincentivized from working if they have a guaranteed income, and that retraining and education will combat automation more constructively. Not to mention the economic impact of paying out large sums to each citizen.

 

Universal Basic Income Explained – Free Money for Everybody? UBI | Kurzgesagt
Dr. Bernhard Schindlholzer is a technology manager working on Machine Learning and E-commerce.What is UBI? How would free money change our lives.

 

Basic Income: The "Free Money" Experiments | Moving Upstream | Wall Street Journal
Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Richard Branson and other tech titans are promoting the idea of universal basic income, as a way to help citizens weather job disruptions caused by emerging technologies. Canada is giving it a try, with a pilot program that gives participants up to $17,000 annually for three years — no strings attached. WSJ’s Jason Bellini checks in on this free money experiment.

 

Automated Economy Explained: Mechanics of a Basic Income | The Rest of Us
Automated Economy Explained: Mechanics of a Basic Income | The Rest of Us

 

Mark Zuckerberg At Harvard: We Should Explore Ideas Like Universal Basic Income | CNBC
Mark Zuckerberg At Harvard: We Should Explore Ideas Like Universal Basic Income | CNBC

 

Social Justice, Safe Spaces, and Universal Basic Income (Dr. Mike Munger Pt. 3) | The Rubin Report
Dr. Mike Munger (Professor, Political Science & Economics) joins Dave Rubin to discuss the mob mentality of people and media, problems with social justice, a defense and a critique of Safe Spaces, universal basic income, and getting economics right.

 

Robots Will Take Our Jobs - HOW TO SURVIVE - What is the Universal Basic Income? by SourceFedNerd hosted by Filup Molina
We all know that robots are taking our jobs, in the near future. Do humans have a plan? What should YOU do to prepare? Are we doomed? What is the Universal Basic Income idea that keeps coming up? Elon Musk says it's necessary, meanwhile Bill Gates has an idea to tax robots to save our economy. Who is right? We know manual labor jobs will be the first to be replaced by a robotic workforce (factory workers and truck drivers specifically) but white collar jobs aren't going to be spared either. Robots will be able to take on doctor, lawyer, and many other high-level jobs. Boston Dynamics robots combined with IBM's WATSON brilliant AI will wipe out the workforce as we know it. It's already happening at Amazon. Will the Universal Basic Income (UBI) and robot taxes be enough to save us? How MUCH is the Universal Basic Income? Can we get training for new jobs? If not, what will we do when we don't have jobs anymore? Will it actually be a GOOD THING? Filup Molina explains EVERYTHING you need to know about what happens before, during, and after the robot workforce takes our jobs.

 

'Capitalism will always create bullshit jobs' | Owen Jones meets Rutger Bregman
Rutger Bregman is the author of Utopia for Realists and he advocates for more radical solutions to address inequality in society. His ideas include the introduction of a universal basic income, a 15 hour working week and, one which will be hugely popular on YouTube, open borders. When I went to meet him, he told me politicians have failed to come up with new, radical ideas, instead sticking to an outdated, technocratic form of politics. He argues this has allowed politicians like Geert Wilders and Donald Trump to slowly shift extreme ideas into the mainstream.

 

Why we should give everyone a basic income | Rutger Bregman | TEDxMaastricht
Why we should give everyone a basic income | Rutger Bregman | TEDxMaastricht.

 

What Happens When We Give People a Basic Income? Scott Santens Interview
What Happens When We Give People a Basic Income? Scott Santens Interview

 

The Future of Automation, AI, and Universal Basic Income with InfoQ Founder Floyd Marinescu
Floyd Marinescu is the founder of InfoQ, and he is passionate about creating opportunities for everybody to become the entrepreneurs they want to be. Floyd believes that Universal Basic Income (UBI) will be the next step in not only making basic necessities more readily available but will help in cultivating more ideas and increase people's willingness to invent and take risks.

 

The universal basic income is the safety net of the future
The universal basic income is the safety net of the future.

 

Cutting the Gordian Knot of Technological Unemployment
Advances in artificial intelligence present a clear and present danger to societies built around the idea that all members must be gainfully employed in order to survive. The threat posed by technological unemployment is not something that's just years down the road however. It's already here and the effects can be observed all around us. Furthermore, in a sane society, technological advances would not be something to fear, but something to embrace, by benefiting all members of society. In order for this to happen, the productivity gains of technology must be shared universally and unconditionally. For reasons that will be made clear for those listening, the idea of a basic income is not only an effective way to accomplish this critical goal, it's an absolutely necessary idea to implement immediately in nation after nation around the world in order to create a better present and future for all of human civilization.

 

Basic Income for the U.S. (and Basic Income for Canada) | Adam Animates
Basic Income for the U.S. (and Basic Income for Canada) | Adam Animates

 

Universal Basic Income and the Future of Human Rights
Universal Basic Income and the Future of Human Rights

 

Basic Income UK -Nick Srnicek & Alex Williams - what future for basic income?
Nick Srnicek & Alex Williams - what future for basic income?

 

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