ITIF submitted comments focusing on the Commission whitepaper’s proposal for an ex ante conformity assessment framework to verify and ensure that certain mandatory requirements applicable to high-risk applications of artificial intelligence are met and how this would act as a barrier to trade.
November 25, 2019
Rob Atkinson explains in the National Review that with the proper safeguards, facial-recognition technology can help law enforcement catch criminals.
November 12, 2019
The Enterprise Automation Imperative—Why Modern Societies Will Need All the Productivity They Can Get
Contrary to common belief, enterprise automation is not a cause for alarm, but instead a societal imperative. Modern nations will need all the productivity they can get to address today’s ever-more-resource-constrained challenges.
November 4, 2019
Policymakers should encourage financial innovation by using regulatory processes and approaches that promote flexible oversight, including stakeholder engagement, coordination, experimentation, alternative supervision, and regtech.
November 1, 2019
So, let’s all take a deep breath and say together: “Technological change is not accelerating, but it would sure be nice if it would.”
October 28, 2019
Growing animus toward “Big Tech” companies and generalized opposition to technological innovation engenders support for policies that are expressly designed to inhibit it. That is deeply problematic for future progress, prosperity, and competitiveness.
October 21, 2019
In Attempt to Ban Facial Recognition Technology, Massachusetts Could Inadvertently Ban Facebook, iPhones, and More
The Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing on October 22 to consider a bill that would enact a statewide of ban of government use of facial recognition technology. This is the latest overreaction to the fear, uncertainty, and doubt that activists have managed to harness into legislative action, and it risks far-reaching unintended consequences.
October 15, 2019
The use of robotics will increase productivity and has the potential to bring more manufacturing production work back to developed countries. As productivity increases, labor is likely to receive a significant share of the benefits.
September 26, 2019
A coalition of 39 organizations and individuals from prominent research institutions, trade associations, law enforcement groups, and technology companies advocates for appropriate safeguards so that law enforcement can use facial recognition technology safely, accurately, and effectively.
September 18, 2019
Building the Future of Work in the Age of AI: How New Jobs and Technologies Will Transform Manufacturing
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation about how artificial intelligence will impact the future of manufacturing and the manufacturing workforce at the MAPI annual conference in Chicago, Illinois.
August 19, 2019
The United States leads the race for global advantage in artificial intelligence, at least for the time being, with China coming in second and the EU lagging behind. But China is poised to challenge U.S. dominance in coming years as it undertakes bold AI initiatives.