Life Sciences, Agricultural Biotech, and Energy

Life Sciences, Agricultural Biotech, and Energy

Innovation is central to addressing global climate change while increasing economic growth, boosting international competitiveness, and eliminating energy poverty. It is likewise essential to promoting human health, agricultural productivity, and ecological sustainability.

Life Sciences, Agricultural Biotech, and Energy
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January 16, 2018
While there is much excitement about autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles hold much more promise over the next decade or so. However, absent proactive public policies, especially to enable infrastructure to “talk” to vehicles, the development and adoption of connected vehicles will be suboptimal.
January 12, 2018
The growing use of artificial intelligence actually increases the potential for protecting consumers' privacy by reducing the number of humans who see their personal information.
January 9, 2018
While some policymakers are working to make housing more affordable, such as through targeted tax credits and lending programs, few have focused on how to use technology to drive down the transaction costs involved in buying and selling a home.
January 8, 2018
All states, but especially the laggards, would benefit from policies to attract more industry research funding, particularly as such funding appears to generate technology-based economic activity.
December 20, 2017
DOE invests about $14 billion per year in its 17 national research laboratories. That is a lot of money, and it supports many brilliant minds, but too often the ideas these investments lead to, and the skills that they nurture, are trapped inside the fence line of the labs.
December 20, 2017
Most private investors don’t have the deep pockets and patience to wait for clean, cheap energy technologies to mature. We need smart public policy to solve the problem.
December 19, 2017
Data-driven solutions can help states cut costs and focus resources. Here’s how to get in on the action.
December 15, 2017
Now that the Republican-controlled FCC is officially scrapping the Obama-era net neutrality regulations, Rob Atkinson writes in RealClear Policy that it is taking all his will power not to crow to the hardline activists on the broadband Left: “I told you so.”
December 13, 2017
What does the rise of artificial intelligence and robotics portend for human workers? Rob Atkinson argues “these technologies are no different than past technology waves,” and he bets U.S. unemployment will remain below 8 percent in the year 2035. Calum Chace disagrees.
December 12, 2017
In testimony before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, ITIF’s Daniel Castro discusses the importance of artificial intelligence to the U.S. economy and how best to govern it.

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Life Sciences
Life Sciences: supporting advances in human biotechnology; pharmaceuticals; and health care policy outside the realm of IT.
Agricultural Biotech
Agricultural Biotech: supporting advances in plant and animal biotechnology to increase agricultural productivity and sustainably boost production of food, feed, and fiber.
Energy and Climate
Energy and Climate: policies to encourage innovative energy research, development, and deployment; clean-tech trade; and clean energy manufacturing.