Emerging Technologies

Following in the footsteps of Snap’s Spectacles and Amazon’s Echo Frames, Facebook’s newly announced Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses are the latest effort to transition digital communications from handheld devices to wearable displays.
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 explored the role of policy in AR/VR innovation and identified priority areas for policymakers to consider as these technologies continue to expand.
September 21, 2021
ITIF hosted a discussion on the current state of carbon tariffs, their challenges, and potential multilateral alternatives.
September 20, 2021
Rob and Jackie sat down with retired Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, the first director of the Defense Department’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), to discuss how AI is being used in the defense world and the implications for the broader AI ecosystem.
September 13, 2021
Following in the footsteps of Snap’s Spectacles and Amazon’s Echo Frames, Facebook’s newly announced Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses are the latest effort to transition digital communications from handheld devices to wearable displays.
September 13, 2021
The prevailing narrative is that Americans work in an economy of growing job insecurity, and that new technologies like artificial intelligence have only made matters worse. In fact, jobs are more secure now than at any time since the mid-1990s.
August 30, 2021
AR/VR solutions can enhance classroom experiences and expand opportunities at all levels of learning. The federal government should support further innovation by investing in research, skill-building, content development, and equitable adoption of immersive technologies.
August 10, 2021
In short, if we want growth with opportunity, we need more tech and automation, not less.
August 9, 2021
Attracting foreign investment is a key component of many countries’ economic development strategies. AR/VR solutions can help the process by providing engaging storytelling tools, helping to visualize potential investments, and reducing the need for in-person meetings and site visits.
August 9, 2021
Given the transformative potential of AI for workforce decisions, policy should tilt toward enabling transformation with this technology.
August 2, 2021
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation responded to the European Commission's call for feedback on its proposals to adapt product liability rules to the digital age.

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