Emerging Technologies

In a joint Assembly hearing, ITIF testified on the benefits of facial recognition technology, existing protection from abuses, what the state can do to improve oversight and accountability, and why it should not impose a ban.
Emerging Technologies
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May 8, 2017
There is considerable confusion about the potential effects of emerging technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence on employment. This primer outlines 13 key points to understand about that interaction.
April 24, 2017
ITIF recently filed comments on a bill being considered by the District of Columbia Council that would severely restrict a homeowner's ability to rent their unit out for a period of less than 30 days.
March 23, 2017
In a presentation to Bruegel, Rob Atkinson explained that instead of fretting about tech killing jobs, we should be worrying about how to boost record-low productivity growth—the only sustainable way to increase living standards.
March 13, 2017
In comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), ITIF's Center for Data Innovation writes that in a recent green paper, NTIA correctly identified many of the ways in which the federal government should support the private sector to accelerate the development and deployment of the Internet of Things.
February 22, 2017
While coverage of technology in the 1980s and early 1990s was largely favorable, the mood has soured over the years as criticisms have garnered an increasing share of coverage.
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.
December 6, 2016
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion on the strategies countries are using to support the Internet of Things, the early European successes with this technology, and the opportunities for policymakers in the EU and member states to support the development and deployment of smart technologies.
December 6, 2016
Please join ITIF for a thought-provoking conversation with leaders in the quantum computing field. The discussion will delve into key issues for policymakers, starting with a primer on what quantum computing is and where the technology is headed, then exploring various questions.
November 21, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the NHTSA on it's proposed “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy” which is intended to advance the development of autonomous vehicles.
October 28, 2016
Daniel Castro writes in The Hill that a relatively simple step that Congress could take to jump-start cybersecurity in the fledgling Internet of Things is to require companies to publish a security policy.

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