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April 10, 2019
As reported by Axios, a new ITIF report shows America is holding on to a narrow lead in a number of new technologies that will shape the future, but China is rapidly catching up. 
April 10, 2019
“To hold algorithms to a higher standard than human decisions implies that automated decisions are inherently less trustworthy or more dangerous than human ones, which is not the case,” said Daniel Castro told Reuters. “This would only serve to stigmatize and discourage AI use, which could reduce its beneficial social and economic impacts.” 
April 10, 2019
“If a certain decision carries a high risk of harming consumers, it should make no difference whether an algorithm or a person makes that decision,” Daniel Castro told the Associated Press.
April 9, 2019
As discussed by U.S. News & World Report, a new ITIF report shows China is slowly but surely closing the innovation gap with the United States, with the country advancing fast in several innovation categories against the U.S.
April 9, 2019
As noted by Forbes, skeptics of China's ability to innovate should read a new ITIF report that pinpoints 36 indicators of China's progress. The report concludes that China is closing the innovation gap with the U.S., and in some areas, leads the U.S.
April 8, 2019
“We are skeptical of the approach being taken, the idea that by creating a golden standard for ethical AI it will confirm the EU’s place in global AI development,” Eline Chivot told The Verge. “To be a leader in ethical AI you first have to lead in AI itself.”
April 8, 2019
Eline Chivot told Euractiv the “new ethics guidelines are a welcome alternative to the EU’s typical “regulate first, ask questions later” approach to new technology.”
April 8, 2019
“The belief that the EU’s path to global A.I. dominance lies in beating the competition on ethics rather than on value and accuracy is a losing strategy. Pessimism about A.I. will only breed more opposition to using the technology, and a hyper focus on ethics will make the perfect the enemy of the good,” Eline Chivot told Fortune.
April 8, 2019
“The California bill is responsible for 90% of the lobbying and political pressure to pass a national law,” Rob Atkinson told the Associated Press.
April 3, 2019
"We went through about a 20-year idealistic period where the 'One Worlders' believed everything would be this one giant global market with massive free trade and everything will be great," Rob Atkinson told Axios. "It turns out that's a myth. Really what we have now are competing blocs."

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