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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May 24, 2018
Opponents of facial recognition technology are not arguing for “the right protections” to be put into place. Nor are they trying to have a conversation about what rules or norms should govern its use. Instead, they are demonizing it and trying to stop a company from selling it.
May 21, 2018
Instead of overregulating, governments should adopt a policy framework based on the principle of “algorithmic accountability” to promote innovation while holding human operators responsible for harmful outcomes.
May 2, 2018
Automation can deliver strong benefits to society in the form of lower costs and increased safety, so regulators should encourage the development of this new technology while adhering to key principles for protecting public safety.
April 19, 2018
Please join ITIF for a panel discussion on the merits of granting law enforcement agencies this additional authority, as well as additional steps policymakers can take to ensure safety, bolster U.S. competitiveness, and encourage commercial innovation in drone technology.
March 27, 2018
In a report for the Canadian government ahead of the G7 Ministerial on Innovation and Employment, ITIF discusses why the coming technology wave is a progressive force G7 nations should embrace.
March 27, 2018
Please join the Center for Data Innovation for an overview of a new report outlining how the GDPR will impact the development and use of AI, and a panel discussion about what Europe should do to support increased AI development and adoption.
March 26, 2018
In 2010, image recognition algorithms outputted a false positive 30 percent of the time, with this error margin decreasing to less than 5 percent by 2016, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 13, 2018
The Internet of Things offers myriad benefits to European society. But the European Union’s forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation could throw sand in the gears of progress. As Nick Wallace writes for EUobserver, policymakers should narrow the scope of the regulation while they still have the opportunity.
February 20, 2018
Rather than slow down technological disruption to protect a small number of workers at the expense of the vast majority who are benefiting, policymakers should focus on doing significantly more to help those who are displaced transition successfully into new jobs and occupations.
February 20, 2018
Please join ITIF for a panel discussion of the challenges and opportunities posed by the coming wave of technological innovation in the economy and the steps and policies that policymakers should enact to ensure that American workers are prepared for an era of significant technological change.

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