Historically, economists and policymakers have led the effort to explain that technological innovation is good for workers throughout the economy, even as creative destruction causes dislocation for some individuals.
The world is not on track to achieve the deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Join ITIF for an expert panel discussion on the limits of current technologies and “gaps” in the clean energy innovation agenda.
Civil aviation companies are studying frontiers that were once reserved for science fiction, from flying taxis to hypersonic and suborbital flights. What technological and regulatory barriers stand in the way of supersonic flight?
While many nations, including Canada, China, France, and the United Kingdom, have developed national strategies to support the development and adoption of AI, the United States has not. It has no cohesive plan to support the competitiveness of the U.S. AI industry or to spur the widespread and rapid adoption of AI to all parts of the economy and society. Developing such a strategy will require more than modest increases in funding for AI research: It will require a multi-pronged approach that focuses on a wide array of policy areas, including data and skills, and more in-depth sectoral analysis.
Please join ITIF for a morning conference exploring how digital technologies are reshaping modern manufacturing, how U.S. SME manufactures can learn from their competitors, and what policymakers can do to help foster high-performance SME manufacturing clusters that will bolster American economic competitiveness in the 21st century.
What should we make of large corporations today? Please join us for a spirited debate between ITIF President Robert Atkinson and Columbia University Law Professor Tim Wu on the role and influence of big business in today’s economy and society.
For nearly half a century, leaders of the technology industry have been seen as visionary, passionate, and committed to building a better, smarter world.
Spectrum remains the lifeblood of wireless communications, but not all spectrum is the same.Mid-band spectrum is the goldilocks of frequencies—not too high, and not too low. Portions of this spectrum will be crucial for next-generation networks, and other nations are moving full steam ahead to allocate this spectrum for 5G services.
As the auto industry shifts toward electric vehicles and the electricity grid draws more energy from variable renewables, high-capacity, high-performance and affordable batteries are becoming one of the most important areas of technological innovation needed to reduce carbon emissions.
For the last 40 years, antitrust policy has been guided by what is known as the consumer welfare standard, but some activists have advocated for going back to a time when government actively pushed back against the formation of large firms.
The European Commission is pursuing major initiatives in artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity. AI provides attackers new cybersecurity vulnerabilities, but it is also a powerful tool for automating cyber defenses.
The European Union’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), went into effect on May 25, 2018. Pressure is mounting for lawmakers to take a position.