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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July 13, 2018
Before we give into fears that an eventual last human worker will have nothing left to do but turn out the lights, remember that similar alarms have sounded throughout history and it has never ended the way people expected it would at the time writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.
June 15, 2018
As Nick Wallace writes for EUobserver, over-regulating artificial intelligence now risks the EU’s chance for global influence over the technology's future.
May 24, 2018
Opponents of facial recognition technology are not arguing for “the right protections” to be put into place. Nor are they trying to have a conversation about what rules or norms should govern its use. Instead, they are demonizing it and trying to stop a company from selling it.
May 21, 2018
Instead of overregulating, governments should adopt a policy framework based on the principle of “algorithmic accountability” to promote innovation while holding human operators responsible for harmful outcomes.
May 2, 2018
Automation can deliver strong benefits to society in the form of lower costs and increased safety, so regulators should encourage the development of this new technology while adhering to key principles for protecting public safety.
April 19, 2018
Please join ITIF for a panel discussion on the merits of granting law enforcement agencies this additional authority, as well as additional steps policymakers can take to ensure safety, bolster U.S. competitiveness, and encourage commercial innovation in drone technology.
March 27, 2018
In a report for the Canadian government ahead of the G7 Ministerial on Innovation and Employment, ITIF discusses why the coming technology wave is a progressive force G7 nations should embrace.
March 27, 2018
Please join the Center for Data Innovation for an overview of a new report outlining how the GDPR will impact the development and use of AI, and a panel discussion about what Europe should do to support increased AI development and adoption.
March 26, 2018
In 2010, image recognition algorithms outputted a false positive 30 percent of the time, with this error margin decreasing to less than 5 percent by 2016, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 13, 2018
The Internet of Things offers myriad benefits to European society. But the European Union’s forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation could throw sand in the gears of progress. As Nick Wallace writes for EUobserver, policymakers should narrow the scope of the regulation while they still have the opportunity.

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