News Clips

November 9, 2020
The Biden administration is expected to invest more money in AI and quantum information science, in part because overall spending on research and development is expected to be higher, said Robert D. Atkinson, president of the ITIF.
November 9, 2020
"Under a Biden administration there would be much more support for the technology sectors, I believe," said Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington-based public policy think tank. "We will see significant funding through the National Science Foundation or other federal agencies to support developments like AI and quantum computing and smart manufacturing. There'd be more money towards rolling out 5G," said Atkinson.
November 2, 2020
"You've seen it on [Trump's] campaign websites and there have been tweets that on the list of to-dos for a second term is to build a nationalized 5G network," Doug Brake, director of broadband and spectrum policy at the nonpartisan public policy think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, said in an interview.
November 2, 2020
The roundtable was kicked-off with the presentation of the report ‘How voluntary agreements among key stakeholders help combat digital piracy’, by its author, Nigel Cory, the expert and analyst of Commercial Policy of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)*. Among the main conclusions of this study, he states that although “there is no single, simple solution to combat this scourge» of Internet piracy, voluntary agreements between the main stakeholders – rights holders, access providers, advertising managers or domain name registrars – «can serve as an important complement to the efforts, both in legislative and other areas, made by governments”, playing a key role in the fight against Internet piracy. 
October 31, 2020
"A lot of the tech companies have not liked the approach of Trump when it comes to China," said Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, or ITIF, a Washington-based public policy think tank.
October 30, 2020
Missouri is becoming a bit more competitive in the technology-based global economy, a new ranking shows. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ranks the state 25th this year on its New Economy Index, up from 28th last year. That's Missouri's best result since the index was launched in 1999.  
October 30, 2020
“The next administration cannot take a hands-off position in addressing technology’s place in our day-to-day lives,” said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think tank.
October 30, 2020
“Because it’s obviously California, one of the largest states, it’s the home of many businesses and it affects many businesses who have a geographic reach into that state. it’s really shaping how many companies in the US are responding to data protection,” says Daniel Castro, Director of the Center for Data Innovation.
October 27, 2020
Genome editing may be one of the solutions to address climate change. A September 2020 report by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), Gene Editing for the Climate: Biological Solutions for Curbing Greenhouse Emissions, emphasizes that gene-editing technology could be used to develop clean energy and climate solutions that policymakers have to date under-emphasized.2
October 27, 2020
For example, when the pandemic left hundreds of thousands of people unemployed, Connecticut’s system to file unemployment claims performed poorly on mobile devices, according to a report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. Students with high-speed internet also outperform those using a smartphone, according to a report from Michigan State University’s Quello Center for Media and Information Policy.

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