RPA and Intelligent Automation industry experts claim that one software "bot" can perform the work of 3-5 people, making them more productive to focus on other parts of their role that cannot be easily automated; aspects of their jobs where real human thought, judgement and creativity is needed.
So, since they are replacing some parts of what we do daily, does this mean that companies should pay a "Robot Tax"?
Bill Gates has famously suggested that they should. Many people claim that automation has in fact created more and different types of jobs, whilst others claim that "Robots are taking our jobs".
So what do you think?...with the "rise of the robot", should companies pay their way and contribute, or should automation silently and efficiently make it way into businesses without paying their taxes?...
As always, I am open to hear your perspectives.
The notion of a “robot tax” was introduced by Bill Gates in 2017. The idea behind it theoretically, is that governments should be able to tax robots that take away jobs from human workers therefore discouraging the adoption of automation and robotics.