Emerging Technologies

AR/VR has the potential to make both digital and non-digital services more inclusive and equitable. To achieve that goal, industry leaders and policymakers should take steps to mitigate potential unintended consequences.
Emerging Technologies
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October 21, 2021
Through a series of expert talks and panels, this half-day conference organized by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the XR Association will explore the role of policy in AR/VR innovation and identify priority areas for policymakers to consider as these technologies continue to expand.
June 7, 2021
In a satirical piece, Rob Atkinson describes the current state of the responsible or “human-centered” AI movement, which rejects the use of AI to automate work.
June 1, 2021
AR/VR has the potential to make both digital and non-digital services more inclusive and equitable. To achieve that goal, industry leaders and policymakers should take steps to mitigate potential unintended consequences.
June 1, 2021
To maximize the benefits of AR/VR technologies, developers, policymakers, and organizations implementing them should consider a variety of user needs from the outset. Government should lead by example as an early adopter of inclusive AR/VR, and it should and establish standards and best practices for equity and inclusion in immersive experiences across sectors.
June 1, 2021
AR/VR can make important contributions to equity and inclusion if it is designed with these goals in mind. It can serve as a tool to help tackle implicit biases, improve access to opportunities, and create new channels for communication, community, and collaboration across distances.
May 21, 2021
Limiting technology deployment based solely on where it is manufactured is an ineffective security countermeasure—not just for drones, but for most technologies—because the country where a product is built has no direct bearing on whether it is secure.
May 10, 2021
The costs and complexities of AI suggest that it is easier and more economical for larger firms to use.
May 5, 2021
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted an expert panel discussion about the EU’s AI legislation, including its feasibility, impact, and efficacy.
April 7, 2021
Technologies are rapidly evolving, creating new opportunities for innovation—sidewalk delivery robots are no exception.
April 5, 2021
The “techlash” is a story of extreme pendulum swings—from an era in which splashy product launches earned gushing media reviews to a relentless crisis narrative in which the tech industry is viewed

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