News Clips

July 25, 2019
“Really smart people can drive economic growth,” Rob Atkinson told TIME. “There are not that many people in the world with an IQ of 130, and to the extent that we’re attracting those people rather than the Canadians doing so, we’re better off.”
July 23, 2019
"Banning facial recognition technology in public housing would be misguided," Daniel Castro told The Hill. "Smart home technology offers residents convenience and safety and helps landlords keep down costs."
July 23, 2019
“Automation itself has no effect on the total number of jobs,” Rob Atkinson told InsideSources. “Leaving out the business cycle, the total number of jobs is determined by only one factor, and that’s the total number of workers. It really has nothing to do with automation and technology. The simple reason is because automation lowers prices, and people have more money and spend it on something else and creates jobs somewhere else.”
July 15, 2019
"If we don't automate faster and better, we're going to lose global marketshare and competitiveness," Rob Atkinson told Axios. "If we don't raise productivity up to 2.5 or 3% we're really going to be in a crisis."
July 10, 2019
"Digital services taxes are an ill-disguised effort to target companies that are thought to be too powerful, too profitable, and too American," Rob Atkinson told the Associated Press.
July 9, 2019
"If this is just a gathering of pro-Trump social media influencers, then it makes sense that the platforms do not attend," Daniel Castro told Agence France Presse. "But participating in a White House function gives some of these more eccentric characters a veneer of legitimacy. This might make platform moderators think twice about deactivating one of their accounts if it is flagged for inappropriate content."
July 7, 2019
“European regulators are using competition policy to pursue objectives that are unrelated to competition,” Eline Chivot told the New York Times. “It introduces uncertainty.”
July 2, 2019
Rob Atkinson told The Hill there was pressure on the administration to decouple the U.S. and China. “The only way to slow China down, the decouplers argue, is to decouple: impose harm on Chinese tech companies with tariffs, export bans and other tools, while pressuring U.S. and other companies to withdraw production from China,” he said.
June 27, 2019
The debates surrounding facial recognition technology have been one-sided so far, with opponents getting most of the attention, Daniel Castro told the Boston Globe. “Right now, there’s more public understanding about the potential concerns around this technology than about the benefits,” he said. 
June 21, 2019
"While other cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, are known for their volatility, Libra will be stabilized by its operators who will back each unit of cryptocurrency with real world assets," Alan McQuinn told CNN Business.

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