Emerging Technologies

There is an evident need for transitioning to AR/VR solutions in the federal government, now that so many federal employees are working from home. Achieving this widespread use will require investment in new resources for the digital workforce yet such investments will help address immediate concerns about staffing, training, and service provision during a global pandemic.
Emerging Technologies
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December 1, 2020
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation in Brussels to discuss why European success in AI is important, how the EU compares to other world leaders today, and what steps European policymakers should take to be more competitive in AI.
October 14, 2020
Join ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation for a discussion about the impact quantum computing will have on AI, the current state of the field and near-term challenges, and the role that policy can play in accelerating this paradigm shift in computing and AI.
September 21, 2020
The study finds that for technologies that China has identified as strategic, a patent application’s risk of rejection rises from 16.6 to 25.6 percent if it is foreign, an increase of 54 percent.
September 14, 2020
There is an evident need for transitioning to AR/VR solutions in the federal government, now that so many federal employees are working from home. Achieving this widespread use will require investment in new resources for the digital workforce yet such investments will help address immediate concerns about staffing, training, and service provision during a global pandemic.
September 3, 2020
Amazon’s FAA approval for Prime Air delivery drones is a promising step toward the next big innovation in package delivery and a major step forward for e-commerce.
August 24, 2020
A vocal group of alarmists worry that the pace of automation will soon displace human labor to such an extent that many workers will be left with nothing to do. Never mind that generation after generation of technological innovations in industries ranging from textiles to steel to banking have always produced the opposite result: expanding the labor force, not wiping it out.
August 10, 2020
There’s a lot of doomsday hype around artificial intelligence in general, and the idea of so-called “killer robots” has been especially controversial. But when it comes to the ethics of these technologies, one can argue that robots actually could be more ethical than human operators.
July 27, 2020
For every percentage point increase in the rate of technological change within a county, that county's workers are 0.24% more likely to say that they use their strengths at work.
July 17, 2020
As China emerges as a global economic and technological leader, what threats do its products pose to U.S. national security?
July 15, 2020
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a discussion to take stock of the perspectives of policymakers, experts, and industry representatives, and to assess the extent to which the EU AI white paper includes the right tools to strengthen EU competitiveness and innovation in the algorithmic economy.

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