The increasing use of artificial intelligence within the workplace is likely to cause significant disruption to the labor market and, in turn, to the economy. This is due to a reduction in the number of workers and with it, taxes. In this short video, Xavier Oberson presents his book Taxing Robots (Cheltenham Glos, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019), the first publication to ever explore the taxation of robots as a possible solution to the anticipated shortfall in tax revenues.
Xavier Oberson has been Professor of Swiss and International Tax Law at the University of Geneva since 1994. Holder of a DES and a doctorate in law, he then pursued his research in the United States at Harvard Law School. He also practices as a lawyer with Oberson Abels SA, a law firm specializing in tax and commercial law.
He is also a member of the Foundation Board of the Montreux Jazz Festival Foundation as well as President of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation and of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève.
Video: Delphine Mouly