News Clips

February 11, 2019
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, an ITIF report says setting limits on the technology could impede economic growth.U.S. economic growth, social progress and global competitiveness will suffer if federal and state governments put restrictions on the development and adoption of artificial intelligence-powered products.
February 7, 2019
“Antitrust enforcement is not the appropriate remedy for data privacy complaints,” said Rob Atkinson. “Facebook is not a monopoly in the actual relevant market, the ad market, or even in the social networks market. Rather than an abuse of dominance investigation, this ruling represents a power grab by German authorities that will create confusion throughout the European Union.”
February 7, 2019
“We’re in a 10-year productivity depression” that’s hurting living standards, Rob Atkinson told Bloomberg Businessweek. “Tech is really the only way we’re going to raise productivity growth.”
February 1, 2019
“There’s been a lot of consternation over the past few years over Chinese participation in the standard-setting bodies,” Doug Brake told Bloomberg. “You can’t really sneak something into the standard developed through 3GPP since it’s an open process. We should be encouraging China to participate in global standards.”
January 30, 2019
"The odds of them stonewalling and rope-a-doping in this meeting are close to zero," Rob Atkinson told the Associated Press. "What are they going to put on the table? Are they going to put tidbits on the table, or they going to put something meaty on the table?"
January 28, 2019
U.S. News & World Report covered ITIF's report identifying the worst cases of innovation mercantilist policies in 2018, showing the biggest offenders were China, Europe, Kenya, India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Turkey.
January 23, 2019
"A patent filed in Europe, Japan and the U.S. generally represents more fundamental and important innovation that some guy deciding to figure out a way to catch fish or something like that," Rob Atkinson told U.S. News & World Report.
January 22, 2019
“There are lots of things you can do that protect consumer privacy but that’s bad for innovation,” Daniel Castro told the Boston Globe.
January 22, 2019
Daniel Castro told Axios that the GDPR "requires companies to follow a complex and ambiguous set of rules" and is "fundamentally not a viable model for regulating the digital economy."
January 22, 2019
Rob Atkinson discussed the U.S. manufacturing sector’s global competitiveness with Manufacturing Talk Radio.