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 President of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève between 2016 – 2020.
Video: Delphine Mouly