Less than half of Silicon Valley tech employees believe AI is a threat to employment

Andrew Yang consistently states that his “friends in Silicon Valley” support UBI. Our data shows this is not true for the majority of tech workers. 

Key Points:

  • 44% of Silicon Valley tech employees are worried that AI technology will be a threat to employment. 

  • 34% of Silicon Valley tech employees agreed that UBI could be the solution to job loss due to tech automation.

  • Even when professionals believe AI is a threat, 54% said that UBI won’t save the country while 46% said it would save the country. 

  • LinkedIn and Facebook employees had the highest support for UBI, with 47.3% and 46.7% answering ‘Yes’ respectively. 

  • Oracle and Apple are the least supportive of UBI with 16.2% and 24.39% answering ‘Yes’ respectively. 

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The Survey:

Q1. Will tech automation and AI cause an employment crisis?

Q2. Can Universal Basic Income save the country from job loss due to tech automation and AI?

*The survey ran from 6/24/2019 – 6/27/2019

 

Conversations on Blind about Andrew Yang:

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Support

“He’s the only candidate who provides actual solutions and not the “same ole BS.” He won’t win, but I hope the other Dems adopt some of his policies.” – LinkedIn employee

Against:

“He needs to close the border first if he wants BI to work” – E-trade employee

“His venture for [America] was a complete failure and his policies are literally the most simple thing you can do to destroy and bankrupt the economy.” – Twitter employee

“He is smart enough to cause tremendous damage to the tech industry of United States. Other countries like China and India wouldn’t wait for us on the road to the 4th industrial revolution. God bless America!” – Microsoft employee  

 

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