Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a keynote address by Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, followed by a panel discussion on the state of the global AI race and how policymakers can continue to support U.S. leadership in AI.
R&D has driven economic progress since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and federal funding for scientific and engineering research has played a key role in the development and adoption of new technologies, especially technologies that boost productivity. Join ITIF for the release of a new report that lays out a productivity-focused agenda for federal science and engineering research and analyzes the effect it will have on GDP growth and the federal budget.
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for the release of a new report exploring opportunities to accelerate data-driven innovation in drug development and a panel discussion about the ways data can make drug development faster, more efficient, and lead to new cures.
Small businesses can play a critical role in driving innovation by developing and commercializing high-risk, high-reward technologies. But they often lack early-stage capital to bring ideas to fruition.
ITIF hosted a discussion about the benefits of using facial recognition for law enforcement and public safety, the current safeguards in place that govern its use, and the opportunities for policymakers to address legitimate concerns without limiting the potential of this technology.
ITIF hosted an expert panel discussion on the current state and future potential of robotics across all sectors of the U.S. economy. Where are we today with robotic development? What are the key technological challenges to overcome? What is the government’s role in supporting robotics development and adoption? And, of course, what is the likely impact on employment?
ITIF hosted an expert panel to discuss growing calls to either break up big tech companies or subject them to more careful scrutiny out of concern they may be violating competition laws. The panel examined these issues and explored what, if anything, should be done to change the current antitrust regime.
The escalating trade war between the United States and China has launched an intense debate in Washington about what, if anything, the U.S. should do in response to China's mercantilist policies. Join ITIF for a spirited debate about the fraught economic political realities of the U.S.-China trading relationship and the best-available options for policymakers.
Countries competing to be leaders in the use of artificial intelligence face a common threat in the prospect that China could rise to dominate the field, which would put them at a disadvantage across key sectors of the economy.