From flying taxis to hypersonic and suborbital flights, civil aviation companies are studying frontiers that were once reserved for science fiction. But, realizing the next wave of aviation innovation will require both the public and private sector to work together. Join ITIF for an expert panel discussion on the future of the U.S. aerospace industry and the polices needed to protect the safety of the national aerospace system without inhibiting innovation.
Even with continued improvements and cost reductions to current emissions reducing technologies, 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 the release of a new report analyzing hard-to-decarbonize sectors and an expert panel discussion on the limits of current technologies and potential solutions.
Economists and policymakers have led an effort to explain technological innovation as good for workers throughout the economy, but why have so many become so eager to throw robots under the bus by blaming automation for labor market woes? Join ITIF for an expert discussion of Oren Cass's new book on the future of work, related technological and economic trends, and their implications for policymakers.
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.
Quantum computing offers the extraordinary potential to analyze in minutes problems a conventional computer could take thousands of years to solve. It represents “the space race of the computing era,” and few people understand it as well as Professor Michelle Simmons.
Economic theory suggests a tax on carbon emissions is the most efficient way to reduce them. But another important effect of such a tax would be to induce innovation in clean energy technology.