Emerging Technologies

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.
Emerging Technologies
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February 12, 2019
From Silicon Valley to Detroit, a well-publicized race is on to develop self-driving passenger cars. But properly supervising rapidly developing technology also presents regulators with significant challenges to effectively ensure both safety and robust innovation; especially given the fact that each freight industry answers to a different authority, lawmakers and regulators should carefully consider the knock-on effects of any rules they draft.
February 8, 2019
ITIF has filed comments with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), regarding its proposed rules for no-action letters and the product sandbox. CFPB should use these policies to facilitate experimentation in financial services.
February 5, 2019
As Eline Chivot and Daniel Castro write for Euronews, Europe will not win the global AI race by philosophizing on the sidelines. Instead, it needs to focus on putting in place the investment, skills, data, and regulations needed to outcompete China.
February 4, 2019
Focusing on mitigating speculative concerns about AI will limit its development and adoption. Policymakers should instead encourage innovation while crafting targeted solutions for specific problems if they occur.
January 28, 2019
Significant advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the past decade have led to many debates about the potential social, economic, and security impact of AI. However, little sustained attention has been paid to the impact of AI on international relations or how the technology impacts the work of diplomats and policy makers.
January 27, 2019
Allegations that Amazon is peddling racially biased facial recognition software to the unsuspecting public are more fiction than fact, as they confuse and conflate two similarly named, but otherwise very different technologies—facial recognition and facial analysis.
January 24, 2019
As Rob Atkinson writes for RealClearPolicy, we will not run out of jobs because we will not run out of work to do. It's as simple as that.
January 7, 2019
The next wave of digital innovation is coming. Countries can welcome it, prepare for it, and ride it to new heights of innovation and prosperity, or they can ignore the changing tide and miss the wave.
December 28, 2018
In an op-ed for InsideSources, Daniel Castro and Michael McLaughlin explain how the rise of cashierless stores, enabled by facial recognition technology, may help reduce racial discrimination while shopping.
December 17, 2018
In a high-level hearing hosted by the European Political Strategy Centre, Daniel Castro outlined how important technology trends will affect Europe's ability to protect its strategic interest.

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