News Clips

August 22, 2019
“Breaking up large internet companies just because they are large won’t help consumers. It will hurt them by reducing convenience, reducing the quality of service and innovation, and in some cases leading to the introduction of priced services,” said Rob Atkinson.
August 21, 2019
Morning Consult cited an ITIF report showing that, if a law similar to California’s or the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation were implemented on the federal level, American businesses overall could anticipate spending $7.2 billion in compliance costs to provide consumers with the right to data access, deletion, data portability and rectification.
August 19, 2019
VentureBeat covered a report from the Center for Data Innovation showing that, while the United States currently has an edge in the race to develop artificial intelligence, China is rapidly gaining ground as Europe falls behind.
August 19, 2019
"This tax, which other nations are considering, represents a radical departure from current practice and would greatly complicate ongoing efforts by the OECD to negotiate changes to the international tax regime by 2020," ITIF said in testimony submitted to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
August 19, 2019
South China Morning Post discussed a new report from the Center for Data Innovation showing that China appears to be quickly reducing the gap in artificial intelligence with the United States.
August 19, 2019
U.S. News & World Report discussed a Center for Data Innovation report showing that, while the United States currently leads in artificial intelligence, China is making more rapid progress than either the United States or the European Union.
July 26, 2019
"This technology continues to steadily improve, and the distinction between a computer system capable of recognizing different human faces and one that recognizes different pets, wildlife, or produce is going to diminish over time," Daniel Castro told U.S. News & World Report.
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.”