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As every sector of the global economy and nearly every facet of modern society undergo digital transformation, ITIF advocates for policies that spur not just the development of IT innovations, but more importantly their adoption and use throughout the economy. In the area of artificial intelligence, ITIF studies issues related to competitiveness, governance, ethics, development, and adoption.

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Picking the Right Policy Solutions for AI Concerns

Picking the Right Policy Solutions for AI Concerns

Some concerns are legitimate, but others are not. Some require immediate regulatory responses, but many do not. And a few require regulations addressing AI specifically, but most do not.

Ten Principles for Regulation That Does Not Harm AI Innovation

Ten Principles for Regulation That Does Not Harm AI Innovation

Concerns about artificial intelligence have prompted policymakers to propose a variety of laws and regulations to create “responsible AI.” Unfortunately, many proposals would likely harm AI innovation because few have considered what “responsible regulation of AI” entails.

US AI Policy Report Card

US AI Policy Report Card

The 117th Congress was the most AI-focused congressional session in history with 130 AI bills proposed, so it is a good moment to take stock of U.S. AI policy accomplishments to date and identify areas where there is room for continued progress.

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July 17, 2024|Events

How Can Canadian Policymakers Improve the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act?

Join ITIF’s Centre for Canadian Innovation and Competitiveness for an engaging discussion with leading international experts and peers.

July 9, 2024|Blogs

The AI Act’s AI Watermarking Requirement Is a Misstep in the Quest for Transparency

The AI Act requires providers of AI systems to mark their output as AI-generated content. This labelling requirement is meant to allow users to detect when they are interacting with content generated by AI systems to address concerns like deepfakes and misinformation. Unfortunately, implementing one of the AI Act’s suggested methods for meeting this requirement — watermarking — may not be feasible or effective for some types of media.

July 8, 2024|Blogs

Fact of the Week: At Least 10 Percent of Scientific Research Is Being Co-Authored by AI

A recent working paper found that at least 10 percent of biomedical abstracts published in 2024 were found to have been written with a large language model.

July 1, 2024|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Don’t Blame Technology for Misinformation, Polarization, and Electoral Distrust

The roots of the word scapegoat go back to biblical times, when the sins of the people were ritually bestowed upon an actual goat, which was then sent away to remove these sins from the community. It’s an apt analogy for the way advanced technologies are now blamed for seemingly every societal ill. But just as goats weren’t responsible for the sins of the ancients, neither is technology to blame for ours.

July 1, 2024|Blogs

Fact of the Week: AI and Robotics Adoption Boost Local Technological Innovation in Chinese Cities

A recent working paper found that AI and robotics directly promote technological innovation while also bolstering the impact of science and technology investments on technological innovation.

July 1, 2024|Blogs

Two Key Moves The EU’s New AI Office Should Make To Foster Innovation

With the AI Act set to take effect soon, the focus now shifts to implementing this complex legislation. Central to this effort is establishing the AI Office, mandated to coordinate the Act's application, conduct AI safety research, develop Codes of Practice, and address compliance issues. However, there are concerns that bureaucratic challenges could hinder the Office, potentially stalling European AI innovation.

June 28, 2024|Podcasts

Podcast: Information Technology Is Increasingly Critical and Increasingly Demonized, With Daniel Castro

Over the last several years, public opinion on technology and the use of data has shifted from excitement to skepticism to fear.

June 27, 2024|Podcasts

Podcast: Busting Tech Myths, With Rob Atkinson and David Moschella

Rob Atkinson and David Moschella appeared on the Explain to Shane podcast with AEI’s Shane Tews to discuss their book Technology Fears and Scapegoats.

June 27, 2024|Blogs

Irish DPA’s Request to Meta Is a Misguided Move

The Irish Data Protection Authority (DPA) requested Meta pause its plans to train AI on public posts from its users last week. This request, instigated by complaints and pushback from the advocacy group NOYB (“none of your business”), is a shortsighted move that threatens to stifle innovation in developing AI systems.

June 18, 2024|Blogs

OMB Should Help Create Standard Contractual Terms to Streamline the U.S. Government Procuring AI

As the Biden administration seeks to increase the responsible use of AI in the federal government, it will need to find ways to streamline contracting for AI services, especially for startups not familiar with all the red tape associated with government procurement. One step the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) should take is developing voluntary standard terms for AI contracts to make procurement more efficient and expand federal contract access to a diverse and large pool of vendors, ensuring agencies can access the best systems.

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