Emerging Technologies

The United States still holds a substantial overall lead in AI, but China has continued to reduce the gap in some important areas and the EU continues to fall behind.
Emerging Technologies
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July 6, 2016
With the White House convening a discussion this week on implications of AI to be followed days later by the 25th International Joint Conference on AI, Rob Atkinson rebuts myths about the technology in the Huffington Post.
June 28, 2016
The Illinois legislature failed to fix its broken biometrics law that was focused on unrealized harms, say Alan McQuinn and Daniel Castro in the Illinois State Journal-Register.
June 6, 2016
Critics claim AI will produce a parade of horribles, from joblessness to our eventual doom. This report debunks such myths and explains why policymakers should actively support AI innovation.
May 24, 2016
The distinction between employees and independent contractors is discouraging companies from offering gig economy workers important support.
May 12, 2016
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation to the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis on Thursday, May 12 explaining how the Internet of Things will impact modern smart manufacturing processes and products and articulating why countries need national Internet of Things strategies.
May 11, 2016
Although the United States operated 263 of the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers in 2011, that number dropped to 199 in 2015—a 25 percent decrease, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 11, 2016
Join ITIF for a discussion on the future of fintech with top business leaders from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.
April 18, 2016
U.S. labor law doesn’t know what to do with people who make all or part of their living on gig-enabling Internet platforms like Uber or TaskRabbit. Policymakers should fix the law, adapt it, or suspend it.
April 11, 2016
At the RoboUniverse conference in New York, Rob Atkinson dispelled the widely held misconceptions that robots kill jobs.
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.