The past year has seen a remarkable rise in the quality and quantity of deepfakes — realistic-looking images and videos produced with artificial intelligence that portray someone doing or saying something that never actually happened, such as Nixon delivering an alternate moon landing speech.
March 8, 2017
In a new report, ITIF evaluates nearly 300 of the most popular federal websites, ranks them across a variety of metrics including performance, security, design, and makes recommendations for how the federal government can improve. Join ITIF for a presentation of the report’s findings as well as a panel discussion on how the new administration can improve the federal digital services.
March 6, 2017
A close look at U.S. presidential election predictions shows that more investment in data, not less, is the way to avoid replicating these problems in the future, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
February 28, 2017
In comments to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD), ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation argues that the goals and strategies NITRD puts forth in its draft Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan are worthwhile efforts to advance the development of smart cities in the United States.
January 18, 2017
Measuring a student’s academic progress with valid, reliable data should go hand-in-hand with providing that child an education, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
December 16, 2016
The defining feature of the next stage of e-government will be that the work involved in interacting with government will be significantly reduced and automated for all parties involved, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.
October 18, 2016
Just as it would not make sense to only fund bridges and highways in one city in the United States, it makes no sense to limit investment in the sensors, systems, and networks needed to build smart cities to a single location, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
September 2, 2016
Policymakers must recognize the importance of open data as a public resource, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
July 25, 2016
There are many opportunities for federal agencies to use the Internet of Things, but adoption is low and will remain so unless important changes are made to encourage adoption across the federal government.
July 13, 2016
Policymakers can improve people’s lives by strategically framing decisions to direct them toward a preferred outcome, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.