Emerging Technologies

The most common facial-recognition applications are benign—and Fourth Amendment protections, coupled with deeply held views about civil liberties, put limits on what government can do.
Emerging Technologies
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November 12, 2018
In a book review for the New York Journal of Books, Rob Atkinson writes that "No One at the Wheel" by Sam Schwartz dismisses the most important questions society needs to face as autonomous vehicles (AVs) emerge.
October 25, 2018
NITRD’s National AI R&D Strategic Plan is a valuable opportunity to help the United States maintain its competitive edge in the absence of a broader national AI strategy.
October 19, 2018
Connected and autonomous vehicles rely on IT hardware and software, an area where the United States has a competitive advantage globally. Congress and the administration should help U.S. industry press that advantage not with auto tariffs, but with more robust innovation policies.
October 12, 2018
Congress has taken proactive steps for both drones and supersonic flight with the FAA Reauthorization Act, enabling these U.S. industries to remain competitive and aerospace innovation to proceed apace writes Alan McQuinn in Innovation Files.
October 12, 2018
Digital platforms are online businesses that facilitate commercial interactions between at least two different groups—with one typically being suppliers and the other consumers.
October 9, 2018
In a book review for the New York Journal of Books, Rob Atkinson points to where “AI-Superpowers” offers informative analysis about the state of artificial intelligence and where it wrongly fans the fears of technology.
October 3, 2018
Blockchains are digital ledgers that record information that is distributed among a network of computers.
September 28, 2018
Gene editing is a process of making precise changes to an organism’s DNA in a manner analogous to the way we change the text of a document with word processing software.
September 25, 2018
Alan McQuinn spoke on a panel on supersonic flight at the “Of Rockets and Robotics: The Regulation of Emerging Aerial Technology” event hosted by the Cato Institute. The event explored the market and policy barriers to the return of supersonic flight in the United States.
September 25, 2018
Quantum computing offers the extraordinary potential to analyze in minutes problems a conventional computer could take thousands of years to solve. It represents “the space race of the computing era,” and few people understand it as well as Professor Michelle Simmons.

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