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.
The U.S. Approach to Quantum Policy
In the nearly 25 years since the first quantum technologies workshops, quantum information science has advanced and its potential to drive major advances has become more apparent. The U.S. government has rightly recognized that 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
A Global Declaration on Free and Open AI
Comparing Data Policy Priorities Around the World
Digital Equity 2.0: How to Close the Data Divide
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.
June 21, 2023
How Will AI Impact Digital Service Workers in the Global South?
Watch the ITIF Center for Data Innovation event for a discussion about AI, jobs, and digital development in the Global South.
June 6, 2023
Does the US Need a New AI Regulator?
Watch the Center for Data Innovation and R Street's webinar where they discussed the potential costs and benefits of creating a new AI regulator in the United States, the extent to which regulators can address AI risks today, and what additional tools or resources might be necessary to hold companies accountable for their use of AI.
May 2, 2023
What Should Congress Include in The Next National Quantum Initiative Act?
Watch the panel discussion on what the NQIA got right, where there is room for improvement, and what policymakers should do next.
April 6, 2023
What Are the Consequences of Backdoors for Online Privacy?
Join ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation to discuss the potential benefits and costs of end-to-end encryption and what law enforcement access to user data could look like in the future.
More From the Center
November 27, 2023|Blogs
Policymakers Should Not Slow Down Fast Deliveries
Policymakers need to consider the long-term interests of consumers and the continued growth of the e-commerce sector when drafting and implementing new laws and regulations that could slow down the fast logistics networks on which consumers depend.
November 20, 2023|Blogs
The EU AI Act Is a Cautionary Tale in Open-Source AI Regulation
One of the most glaring problems in the EU AI Act’s current form is how it would create unreasonable requirements for developers of open-source AI systems.
November 17, 2023|Blogs
The AIRIA Bill Would Force the Commerce Department to Bite Off More Than It Can Chew
While the Artificial Intelligence Research, Innovation, and Accountability (AIRIA) Act strikes the balance between innovation and accountability better than other AI policy proposals, it puts the horse before the cart, requiring the Commerce department to come up with technical solutions to complex, nontechnical problems that haven’t been fully defined yet.
November 3, 2023|Blogs
Jumping on the Bletchley Declaration’s Existential AI Risk Bandwagon Hurts the US and AI
The decision by so many governments, especially the United States, to legitimize the belief that AI presents an existential risk that governments must address will seriously undermine efforts to rapidly develop and adopt the technology for beneficial purposes.
October 23, 2023|Blogs
Combating Organized Retail Crime Will Require More Than Targeting High-value Shoplifting
Congress should amend the Combating Organized Retail Crime Act to underscore the differences between shoplifting and organized retail crime while empowering law enforcement to find and target stolen goods on online resale platforms.
October 16, 2023|Blogs
No, AI Is Not a Surveillance Technology
The widespread potential benefits of AI are well-documented, so why are privacy activists making disingenuous claims about AI being fundamentally a surveillance technology? There are likely a few reasons.
October 6, 2023|Blogs
Biden Prediction of More Technological Progress in the Next 10 Years Than the Past 50 Years Is Almost Certainly Wrong
President Biden has claimed that, largely due to advancements in AI, “we’ll see more technological change in the next 10 years than we’ve seen in the last 50 years and maybe even beyond that.” However, it's highly unlikely that tech advancements in the next decade will outpace the achievements of the past five decades.