“There are plenty of legitimate concerns about government surveillance, but the right approach is to implement safeguards on the use of technology rather than prohibitions,” Daniel Castro told Bloomberg. “Good oversight and proper guidance can ensure that police and other government agencies use facial recognition appropriately.”
May 14, 2019
“It would be a mistake if San Francisco creates a domino effect of other cities following, though I suspect San Francisco is an outlier,” Daniel Castro told Barron's. “There are safeguards to facial recognition in the works, in the form of required warrants to track the location of suspects, and best practices in the use of data.”
May 14, 2019
Critics were silly to compare surveillance usage in the United States with China, given that one country has strong constitutional protections and the other does not, Daniel Castro told the Associated Press. “In reality, San Francisco is more at risk of becoming Cuba than China--a ban on facial recognition will make it frozen in time with outdated technology,” he said.
May 13, 2019
Daniel Castro told the Associated Press that the ordinance is too extreme to serve as a model. “It might find success in San Francisco, but I will be surprised if it finds success in a lot of other cities,” he said.
May 11, 2019
Rob Atkinson discussed China's economic model and ongoing trade negotiations with C-SPAN's Washington Journal.
May 10, 2019
Eline Chivot discussed how artificial intelligence can help safeguard EU elections with France 24.
May 10, 2019
Rob Atkinson told Bloomberg that what the U.S. needs is a coherent innovation policy. “We do not have one, at all. Zero,” he said. The report, he said, is “a canary in a coal mine, telling us a pretty important message that we’re resting on our laurels.”
May 9, 2019
"I don't think we're at the point where people think the talks are completely dead," Rob Atkinson told CNN. "People aren't there yet. They're more of the view that this is a method by which you'd force the Chinese to give more than they've given."
May 6, 2019
Momentum is growing for companies to take a position on climate-related issues, and the effort to become greener often requires technological innovation, David Hart told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s not just something that plant operators or operating divisions can solve on their own, and it is rising to that corporate level,” he said.
May 3, 2019
Society is entering the third wave of the digital economy, creating a new set of challenges. “Implementing the next wave of digital technologies will be much more difficult from a sociopolitical perspective than it was during the last two digital transformations because there is broader and stiffer opposition today," Rob Atkinson writes.