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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May 20, 2020
The COVID crisis has highlighted more than ever the importance of information technology and the tech companies that produce it as many of us work at home, rely on e-commerce, and enjoy streaming video and social media. What is the impact of this on the so-called “techlash” and on broader perceptions of technology companies?
May 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has made automation needs much more immediate, but automation was never meant to destroy our jobs and leave us all with nothing to do. On the contrary.
April 22, 2020
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a video webinar to discuss the transatlantic opportunities for promoting better cybersecurity in AI, and the ways in which policymakers could promote these initiatives.
April 9, 2020
ITIF hosted a video webinar to discuss the implications of the pandemic on society, industry, and individuals and what organizations and governments need to do to cope.
April 8, 2020
Facial recognition technology uses algorithms that detect faces’ unique features, such as the distance between the eyes, to create a mathematical representation that determines their similarity.
March 31, 2020
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a video webinar about the opportunities, and limits, of using AI in today's crisis, and the ways in which European policymakers can further promote these efforts.
March 25, 2020
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a video webinar with experts from industry and government to discuss Europe’s near-term AI priorities.
March 12, 2020
ITIF hosted a panel discussion about the emerging trends in the spread of deepfakes, the capabilities of the technology, and the opportunities available for the public and private sector to respond to these challenges.
March 10, 2020
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.
March 6, 2020
Encryption plays an important role in improving data protection for businesses and consumers. The U.S. government has long invested in R&D of encryption and set standards that define best practices for commercial and government use of encryption—and it should continue this role in the future.

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