Emerging Technologies

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.
Emerging Technologies
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September 13, 2017
The global economy is undergoing a profound transformation as it integrates the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into modern engineering, production processes, and economic activity. Industry will lead this transformation. But what is the role for public policy?
September 6, 2017
The Center for Data Innovation emphasizes the fact that there is little to no evidence to support hyperbolic fears about AI in its response to a call for evidence by the select committee on artificial intelligence of the UK’s House of Lords.
September 5, 2017
While the immediate challenge for local leaders is to implement the necessary technology to enable a smart city, the long-term one is to create the partnerships necessary to build “learning cities” writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
August 21, 2017
Hasty policymaking around emerging technologies such as delivery robots is self-defeating, argues Alan McQuinn in StateScoop.
July 6, 2017
State and local governments restrict the supply side of the short-term rental market by blocking individuals from using services like Airbnb, but less noticed are the restrictions these governments also place on the demand side, argues ITIF’s Daniel Castro in the July/August 2017 Government Technology.
June 29, 2017
“4.0 innovation” is something both sides of the Atlantic should not only welcome, but do everything possible to accelerate.
June 20, 2017
Join ITIF and the Washington Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to discuss key policy and commercial issues and insights on how enterprises and policymakers from the U.S. and Germany are enabling the future of mobility.
May 8, 2017
There is considerable confusion about the potential effects of emerging technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence on employment. This primer outlines 13 key points to understand about that interaction.
April 24, 2017
ITIF recently filed comments on a bill being considered by the District of Columbia Council that would severely restrict a homeowner's ability to rent their unit out for a period of less than 30 days.
March 23, 2017
In a presentation to Bruegel, Rob Atkinson explained that instead of fretting about tech killing jobs, we should be worrying about how to boost record-low productivity growth—the only sustainable way to increase living standards.

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