AI legislation to be introduced by the Government as robots gear up

Each robot will be treated by Revenue in the same way as an individual for tax purposes, said a source

1st April, 2019
Pension deductions for robots? Pic: Getty

New legislation is to be brought before the Oireachtas governing the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated working, the Business Post has learned. Large swathes of the public service could be replaced by robots in the coming year, under the radical plan.

It is understood the Department of Finance is also very concerned by a potential loss of tax revenue and is insisting that working robots in future should be taxed. It is expected...

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