News Clips

December 13, 2017
Daniel Castro, vice president of ITIF, made the case that AI adds a layer of analytics that uncovers actionable insights that clinicians would be incapable of providing on their own, while boosting quality.
December 12, 2017
A leading U.S. information technology industry organization is criticizing assumptions made about algorithmic decisions by the Article 29 Working Group—which advises European Union privacy regulators—in its guidelines on algorithmic decision-making and the General Data Protection Regulation.
December 12, 2017
“There would be a great deal of resistance” to any type of discrimination, says ITIF’s Doug Brake. “And it’s not just social pressure,” Brake said, noting that any effort to block competing services could invite antitrust scrutiny and likely lead to strict neutrality rules in a new administration.
December 12, 2017
Besides helping secure systems, AI could also help government save money. The savings could be as much as “$41.1 billion annually by using AI to automate tasks,” said ITIF’s Daniel Castro, citing a Deloitte publication.
December 12, 2017
“When it comes to AI, successfully integrating this technology into U.S. industries should be the primary goal of policymakers, and given the rapid pace at which other countries are pursuing this goal, the United States cannot afford to rest on its laurels,” said ITIF Vice President Daniel Castro.
December 8, 2017
To help encourage cities to take the first steps toward connected tech deployments and tackle persistent issues around data silos or lack of leadership, the federal government may have an important role to play, says a new report by ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation.
December 8, 2017
With November’s gain, the US economy has recorded 86 consecutive months of job growth. That might not be as good news as it seems. ITIF argues that the labor market actually needs more disruption—including job losses—to boost economic and productivity growth.
December 8, 2017
For its latest study, ITIF took a deep dive on nearly 500 “.gov” websites, and scored them based on page load speed, accessibility for disabled users, mobile-friendliness and cybersecurity. Of the sites tested, ITIF found that 91 percent received a failing grade on at least one of those criteria.
December 7, 2017
In fact, data show that the US labor market is the calmest it has been in more than 160 years. The problem is there is not enough disruption. If anything, we need more jobs destroyed. That argument, made by Robert Atkinson and John Wu of ITIF, is against the grain.
December 6, 2017
Government technology figures from the private sectors are optimistic about the future of AI in government, but say that there’s work to be done in informing agencies about the technology’s potential. During a panel titled “Using AI to Automate Government” at the Center for Data Innovation’s U.S. Data Innovation Day 2017, which was sponsored by StateScoop, the conversation revolved around how AI can make government more efficient, free up human capital for other projects, and overcome implementation obstacles.

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