Emerging Technologies

As the demands of remote government work extend from weeks to months, public-sector agencies must begin exploring tools like augmented and virtual reality for improved communication and collaboration.
Emerging Technologies
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March 16, 2016
With the launch of the FAA’s drone registry and forthcoming rules, this year will likely be a turning point in the development of unmanned aircraft systems in the United States.
February 16, 2016
Rob Atkinson opened his presentation to the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee Secretariat at the European Parliament by discussing the differences between digital hype and digital reality.
February 2, 2016
Rob Atkinson refutes an old and pernicious economic idea that technology kills jobs in the Huffington Post.
January 21, 2016
From sensor-laden assembly lines that reduce downtime and improve quality control to factory floors networked to automatically respond to environmental conditions in real time, the Internet of Thin
January 20, 2016
In a satirical post on Innovation Files, Rob Atkinson calls out the naysaying of some techno-futurists on the topic of artificial intelligence and robotics.
January 15, 2016
The short-term results from “helicopter policymaking” may be gratifying, but the long-term cost may be troubling, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
December 21, 2015
From alarmists touting an artificial intelligence apocalypse to activists fighting against genetically improved foods, this report highlights 10 of the year’s most egregious cases of neo-Luddism in action.
December 16, 2015
Just as the public sector was instrumental in enabling the development and deployment of the Internet, it must play a similar role to ensure the success of the Internet of Things.
December 16, 2015
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion and release of a new report examining why a comprehensive national strategy that addresses the numerous obstacles facing the Internet of Things is necessary to ensure the United States can successfully secure the benefits of this promising technology.
December 3, 2015
Despite what techno-doomsayers claim, robots and automation will not destroy the economy, says Rob Atkinson in his latest Christian Science Monitor column.