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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April 30, 2019
While the Internet has enabled many types of transactions to become digital, many of these records are still maintained by a centralized authority, such as a bank or government agency.
April 8, 2019
Given that the economy has been in an unprecedented productivity growth slump—and the baby boom retirement wave is rising—taxing automation equipment ranks as a singularly bad policy idea.
April 4, 2019
Robots are key tools for boosting productivity and living standards, and companies around the world are putting them to use.
April 1, 2019
In a column for GovTech, Daniel Castro writes that proposed public-sector bans of facial recognition are often based on inaccurate misconceptions, and following through on them would harm law enforcement, school safety and technological progress.
March 26, 2019
The EU has an opportunity to make major strides in the next wave of digital transformation. But it will need to adopt a forward-looking policy perspective that focuses on the benefits of connectivity, automation, and smart systems for Europe’s economy and society.
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.
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.

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