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CS Forum: Social Security in an age of AI and Robots

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Kinning Park Complex

43 Cornwall Street

Kinning

G41 1BA

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Predicted Scottish job losses from the new wave of technological change vary from the hundreds of thousands to the millions, but what is not in doubt is the profound economic disruption that is set to come from automation in almost every industry sector.

The prospect of increasing inequality in a country where economic control is already in a small number of private hands is therefore evident. With it come the risks of even more poverty and destitution.

What's the solution to ensure social security for all? In this forum, CommonSpace will explore three increasingly popular universal solutions to the age of AI and robots: a universal basic income, where everyone receives a regular financial sum as a right of citizenship; universal basic services, where the right to access essential services like healthcare, transport and housing are assured; and a universal job guarantee, where the state provides a buffer stock of jobs to ensure everyone who wants a job is entitled to one.

What is the solution which fits the challenge of the fourth industrial revolution best? What's most achievable? Are these solutions in competition, or could they complement one another?

Panellists include (more tbc):

- Cleo Goodman, Director of the Citizens Basic Income Network Scotland.

- Craig Berry, Electrical Engineer and author of numerous papers on energy and technology for the Common Weal think-tank, including on the Scottish space industry, renewable energy and automation. He is also the co-founder of MMT Scotland, exploring the potential of a Job Guarantee.

- Eve Livingston, freelance journalist specialising in social affairs, politics and inequalities. Eve has worked with the Guardian, the Independent, VICE, OpenDemocracy and others and has contributed to programmes including Newsnight and Radio 4's Woman's Hour.



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CommonSpace is a Scottish digital media site which hosts monthly forums on the last Thursday of each month at the Kinning Park Complex. Visit our website to find out more.

To guarantee your seat for the event, order your ticket in advance (any money raised goes towards the cost of organising CommonSpace Forums, including subsidising those who cannot afford to pay for a ticket). If you are unable to pay for a ticket at the moment, please get in touch to reserve a free place.

In the week running up to the event, CommonSpace will have a special week of coverage automation and social security. If you have ideas for what we should be covering or would like to contribute an article to our week of coverage, contact media@common.scot.

There is a free community meal at the Kinning Park Complex from 6-7pm. Everyone is welcome.

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There is limited on-road parking close to Kinning Park Complex. However, the venue is located next to the Kinning Park Subway station.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions around any aspect of the event, contact media@common.scot.

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43 Cornwall Street

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United Kingdom

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