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 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
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
April 24, 2024
Harnessing AI for Carbon Neutrality
Join the Center for Data Innovation 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?
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation 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.
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.
More From the Center
February 23, 2024|Testimonies & Filings
Comments to Ofcom on Protecting People From Illegal Harms Online
The Center for Data Innovation submitted comments with Ofcom, the regulator of communications services in the UK, on its first major consultation on the Online Safety Act.
February 20, 2024|Blogs
California’s Bill to Regulate Frontier AI Models Undercuts More Sensible Federal Efforts
California's new AI bill stands to seriously hinder the development of state-of-the-art systems in the state, where much of the frontier AI development in the U.S. is taking place. And since California often sets the tone for action in other states, this bill risks setting a precedent for a fragmented regulatory landscape for AI safety across the country.
February 16, 2024|Blogs
Virginia’s New AI Executive Order Is A Model For Other States to Build On
Virginia’s new Executive Order 30 is a blueprint for AI implementation in state government that focuses on accelerating the deployment of the technology, not just managing risks. Other states should take note.
February 7, 2024|Testimonies & Filings
Comments to the CFPB on the Larger Participant Rule
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed rule on subjecting large non-bank participants in the general-use digital consumer payment application industry to CFPB supervision will limit the ability of non-bank firms to continue offering innovative products and services.
February 7, 2024|Blogs
The UK's Agile, Sector-Specific Approach to AI Regulation Is Promising
The United Kingdom's response to the UK AI Regulation White Paper proves the government maintains a pro-innovation stance towards AI, however, time will tell whether individual regulators adhere to this vision or have enough resources to carry it out.
February 5, 2024|Blogs
CMA Chair Falls Into the Trap of AI Fear-mongering as He Reframes Old Risks as New
The type of rhetoric from one of the UK’s top regulators, Marcus Bokkerink, Chair of the Competition and Markets Authority, illustrates a potentially hostile approach it suggests the CMA might take towards AI, risking stifling UK innovation in AI before its benefits fully emerge.
January 29, 2024|Reports & Briefings
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.