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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. 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.


Digital Equity 2.0: How to Close  the Data Divide

Digital Equity 2.0: How to Close the Data Divide

Unlike the digital divide, many ignore the data divide or argue that the way to close it is to collect vastly less data. But without substantial efforts to increase data representation and access, certain individuals and communities will be left behind in an increasingly data-driven world.

Closing the Data Divide for a More Equitable US Digital Economy

Closing the Data Divide for a More Equitable US Digital Economy

In the United States, access to many public and private services, including those in the financial, educational, and health care sectors, are intricately linked to data. But adequate data is not collected equitably from all Americans.

More Publications and Events

April 24, 2024|Events

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|Events

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.

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|Podcasts

Podcast: Quantum Computing’s Potential to Drive Business Results, With Murray Thom

While quantum computing technology is maturing more slowly than other innovations, its potential is vast.

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.

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