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Center for Data Innovation

ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation formulates and promotes pragmatic public policies designed to maximize the benefits of data-driven innovation in the public and private sectors. It educates policymakers and the public about the opportunities and challenges associated with data, as well as technology trends such as open data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. For more, get the Center’s weekly emails and visit datainnovation.org.

Featured Publications

What Does the Public Think About AI?

What Does the Public Think About AI?

In a nationally representative survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, Public First and the Center for Data Innovation track public attitudes and perceptions of artificial intelligence.

Picking the Right Policy Solutions for AI Concerns

Picking the Right Policy Solutions for AI Concerns

Some concerns are legitimate, but others are not. Some require immediate regulatory responses, but many do not. And a few require regulations addressing AI specifically, but most do not.

Rethinking Concerns About AI’s Energy Use

Rethinking Concerns About AI’s Energy Use

Concerns about the energy used by digital technologies are not new. With the recent surge in interest in artificial intelligence, people are once again raising questions about the energy use of an emerging technology.

The U.S. Approach to Quantum Policy

The U.S. Approach to Quantum Policy

In the nearly 25 years since NSF held the U.S. government’s first workshop on the topic, it has become increasingly apparent that quantum information science has the potential to drive major advances in computing power, secure communication, and scientific discovery. So, the government has rightly recognized it needs to play an active role in ensuring the nation remains competitive in this critical field.

Overcoming Barriers to Data Sharing in the United States

Overcoming Barriers to Data Sharing in the United States

Without policy change, the United States will continue trending toward data siloes—an inefficient world in which data is isolated, and its benefits are restricted.

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Events

May 21, 2024

Insights on US Public Opinion on AI

Join ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation and Public First for the release of an in-depth survey about what of Americans thinks about AI, how these views have shifted over the past year, and the implications of these beliefs for businesses, policymakers, and society at large.

May 15, 2024

How Can Policymakers Address AI Voice-Cloning Scams?

Watch now for a panel discussion exploring how threats from AI voice cloning are likely to develop, what countermeasures exist, and actionable steps policymakers can take to address both national and international threats.

April 24, 2024

Harnessing AI for Carbon Neutrality

Watch now for a panel discussion to explore the current landscape of AI applications in transitioning to a greener economy, identify key areas ripe for further exploration, and discuss actionable policy measures to foster innovation and adoption.

April 16, 2024

How Can the UK Encourage the Uptake of AI in the Public Sector?

Watch now for a panel discussion exploring the hurdles impeding the widespread adoption of AI in the public sector and examining actionable steps to empower and facilitate the sector in harnessing the benefits of this cutting-edge technology.

August 17, 2023

How Can Policymakers Support the Adoption of Drones for Package Deliveries?

Watch ITIF's Center for Data Innovation's webinar discussing the challenges inhibiting drone use in package delivery, where the drone tech and regulations affecting the tech are heading, and how policymakers can support safe drone operations.

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Staff

Ayesha Bhatti
Ayesha Bhatti

Policy Analyst

Center for Data Innovation

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Daniel Castro
Daniel Castro

Vice President and Director, Center for Data Innovation

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

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Hodan Omaar
Hodan Omaar

Senior Policy Manager

Center for Data Innovation

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Becca Trate
Becca Trate

Policy Analyst

Center for Data Innovation

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More From the Center

May 28, 2024|Blogs

Explaining China’s Focus on “New Quality Productive Forces”

China is steadily cultivating new quality productive forces to enhance its economy. China’s huge marketplace provides extensive opportunities for testing, applying, and improving new technologies and business models. Other countries should take note and recognize that hidden behind this new buzzword, China has begun to articulate a clear game plan for boosting its techno-economic leadership in the global economy.

May 9, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to the UK Competition and Markets Authority Regarding the Microsoft-Mistral AI Partnership

Given that the Microsoft-Mistral AI partnership does not create a relevant merger situation, does not harm competition, and has a pro-competitive impact on the market, the CMA should not intervene.

May 9, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to the UK Competition and Markets Authority Regarding the Amazon-Anthropic Partnership

Given that the Amazon-Anthropic partnership does not create a relevant merger situation, does not harm competition, and has a pro-competitive impact on the market, the CMA should not intervene.

May 9, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to the UK Competition and Markets Authority Regarding Microsoft and Inflection AI

Given that Microsoft’s non-exclusive licensing of Inflection AI’s model and its hiring of former Inflection AI employees does not create a relevant merger situation, does not harm competition, and has a pro-competitive impact on the market, the CMA should not intervene.

May 1, 2024|Blogs

Small Changes Could Strengthen the Proposed Fake Review Rule

Reviews play a major role in e-commerce sales by allowing consumers to make informed decisions about products and businesses based on information from previous customers. However, fake reviews can impact trust in products and businesses by deceptively influencing consumer behavior.

April 30, 2024|Blogs

The Shift in Rhetoric on AI and Biothreats Is a Lesson on the Risks of Premature Regulation

The about-face the scientific, academic, and tech communities have made on the risks of large language models (LLMs) creating biothreats should serve as a stark reminder for policymakers about the pitfalls of premature regulation.

April 29, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to OMB on Responsible AI Procurement

OMB should support the development of voluntary standard terms for AI contracts to make procurement more efficient and expand access to federal contracts to as diverse and large a pool of vendors as possible so federal agencies can access the best systems.

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