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Give #robots 'personhood' status, #EU committee argues


The #European parliament has urged the drafting of a set of regulations to govern the use and creation of #robots and #artificial #intelligence, including a form of “electronic personhood” to ensure rights and responsibilities for the most capable #AI.

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Give robots 'personhood' status, EU committee argues

Proposed rules for robots and AI in Europe include a push for a general basic income for humans, and ‘human rights’ for robots
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Give #robots 'personhood' status, #EU committee argues


The #European parliament has urged the drafting of a set of regulations to govern the use and creation of #robots and #artificial #intelligence, including a form of “electronic personhood” to ensure rights and responsibilities for the most capable #AI.

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Give robots 'personhood' status, EU committee argues

Proposed rules for robots and AI in Europe include a push for a general basic income for humans, and ‘human rights’ for robots
.Wolfgang Streeck: the German economist calling time on capitalism - The Gardian

The political economist on Trump’s election, why we should be happy about Brexit and the crises facing western democracy.

“Before capitalism will go to hell, it will for the foreseeable future hang in limbo, dead or about to die from an overdose of itself but still very much around, as nobody will have the power to move its decaying body out of the way.” (...)

Why should the new oligarchs be interested in their countries’ future productive capacities and present democratic stability if, apparently, they can be rich without it, processing back and forth the synthetic money produced for them at no cost by a central bank for which the sky is the limit, at each stage diverting from it hefty fees and unprecedented salaries, bonuses, and profits as long as it is forthcoming – and then leave their country to its remaining devices and withdraw to some privately owned island? (...)

Eight years after Lehman Brothers keeled over and nearly took the entire banking system down with it, capitalism remains broken. British workers are suffering their most severe pay squeeze in at least seven decades. And even though politicians and the policymakers have pulled on every lever – cuts, investment, housing boom, hundreds of billions pumped into the markets – still the engine refuses to purr. The failure is international: the Bank of International Settlements, the central banks’ central bank, warned a few months ago that “the global economy seems unable to return to sustainable and balanced growth”. (...)

He sees the support for Brexit and Trump as stemming from the same source. “You have a growing group of all people, who, under the impact of neoliberal internationalisation, have become increasingly excluded from the mainstream of their society. (...)

But doesn’t he want something better than a new dark ages for his grandchildren? “If I am honest, now I am thankful for every passing year that is good and peaceful. And I hope for another one. Very short-term, I know, but those are my horizons.”

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Obrázek/fotografieBefore capitalism will go to hell, it will hang in limbo from an overdose of itself’ … Wolfgang Streeck.

Tags: #neoliberalism #capitalism #1% #inequality #unemplyment #jobless #brexit #greece #trump #democracy #eu #european union #the left #social democracy

Wolfgang Streeck: ‘Look at London – it’s a second Rome. This is what an empire looks like’

The political economist on Trump’s election, why we should be happy about Brexit and the crises facing western democracy
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Italy referendum result could send shockwaves through EU



THE EU’s days might be numbered with Italy about to vote on a referendum which could send shockwaves across the continent.



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Analysts believe the outcome of the #ballot on constitutional #reform could have massive #global implications. Ana Thaker, a market economist at PhillipCapital said the #Italian result could be as "significant as #Brexit”.

With many #European leaders already coming under severe pressure from #anti-EU parties ahead of #elections next year the significance of the Italian result is huge.

Defeat for Italian Prime Minister #MatteoRenzi could lead to even deeper social turmoil in countries already struggling with #austerity, #immigration problems and a growing #contempt for #Brussels.

Maria Paola Toschi, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management told CNBC: "The upcoming Italian #referendum this December may create volatility across markets as the year draws to a close."

Ms Toschi said the referendum is widely considered as political test for #Italy and its leader Matteo #Renzi.

She said: "A victory for #Yes could reinforce the empowerment of the current coalition on an ambitious program of reforms.

"A victory of #No could open a period of uncertainty on the political stability of the current coalition that has been always strongly committed on reforms."

Mr Renzi has vowed to resign and abandon politics if the constitutional reforms were not passed and opponents appear to have seized on what they see as an #opportunity to oust him and press ahead with their own populist #anti-EU agendas.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/731484/Italian-referendum-shockwaves-European-Union-financial-markets

#Italy #VoteNo #EU #Europe #politics

Italy referendum result could send shockwaves through markets and DESTROY Europe

THE EU’s days might be numbered with Italy about to vote on a referendum which could send shockwaves across the continent.
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Italy referendum result could send shockwaves through EU



THE EU’s days might be numbered with Italy about to vote on a referendum which could send shockwaves across the continent.



Obrázek/fotografie

Analysts believe the outcome of the #ballot on constitutional #reform could have massive #global implications. Ana Thaker, a market economist at PhillipCapital said the #Italian result could be as "significant as #Brexit”.

With many #European leaders already coming under severe pressure from #anti-EU parties ahead of #elections next year the significance of the Italian result is huge.

Defeat for Italian Prime Minister #MatteoRenzi could lead to even deeper social turmoil in countries already struggling with #austerity, #immigration problems and a growing #contempt for #Brussels.

Maria Paola Toschi, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management told CNBC: "The upcoming Italian #referendum this December may create volatility across markets as the year draws to a close."

Ms Toschi said the referendum is widely considered as political test for #Italy and its leader Matteo #Renzi.

She said: "A victory for #Yes could reinforce the empowerment of the current coalition on an ambitious program of reforms.

"A victory of #No could open a period of uncertainty on the political stability of the current coalition that has been always strongly committed on reforms."

Mr Renzi has vowed to resign and abandon politics if the constitutional reforms were not passed and opponents appear to have seized on what they see as an #opportunity to oust him and press ahead with their own populist #anti-EU agendas.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/731484/Italian-referendum-shockwaves-European-Union-financial-markets

#Italy #VoteNo #EU #Europe #politics

Italy referendum result could send shockwaves through markets and DESTROY Europe

THE EU’s days might be numbered with Italy about to vote on a referendum which could send shockwaves across the continent.
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Finland to Test out Basic Income Scheme



http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Finland-to-Test-Out-Basic-Income-Scheme-20160826-0012.html

'Amid a growing #debate on the subject, #Finland now wants to be the first #European #country to test the idea #nationwide. Countries such as the #UK, the #Netherlands and #Canada have toyed with the idea of #basic #income #distribution and many see it as a #viable #alternative for #unemployment #benefits and other #welfare #payments.'
#scheme #ubi #europe #economy #capitalism #sipila #sustainable #video

Finland to Test out Basic Income Scheme

Finland is moving forward with a plan to test the effects of paying a basic income. 
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