News Clips

April 8, 2019
“The belief that the EU’s path to global A.I. dominance lies in beating the competition on ethics rather than on value and accuracy is a losing strategy. Pessimism about A.I. will only breed more opposition to using the technology, and a hyper focus on ethics will make the perfect the enemy of the good,” Eline Chivot told Fortune.
April 8, 2019
“The California bill is responsible for 90% of the lobbying and political pressure to pass a national law,” Rob Atkinson told the Associated Press.
April 3, 2019
"We went through about a 20-year idealistic period where the 'One Worlders' believed everything would be this one giant global market with massive free trade and everything will be great," Rob Atkinson told Axios. "It turns out that's a myth. Really what we have now are competing blocs."
March 29, 2019
“The goal should be to go after those who are creating ads that violate the FHA—they are the clear antagonists here as they are using these platforms to break the law,” Daniel Castro told Wall Street Journal Pro.
March 28, 2019
But Rob Atkinson told CNN that, even in the best-case scenario, any trade deal was unlikely to resolve the broad differences between the US and China, their political systems and their economies. "I don't think you're ever going to level it ... the distorted playing field is just so entrenched, in all that China does. It would be a long, long time before it would be completely level," he said.
March 25, 2019
As noted by Axios, a new ITIF report shows China is gunning for the United States' position as the world leader in biotech.
March 20, 2019
“Whenever you hear a member of Congress talking about privacy, they’re talking about Facebook and Google,” Daniel Castro told National Journal. “But the legislation they’re proposing affects the Targets and Home Depots. There’s a huge disconnect between what they’re talking about and what their policies would impact.”
March 20, 2019
“Underlying all of this is the Democratic Party moving towards becoming an anti-corporate party, and the easiest way to show that is not to say ‘I’m going to go after the glass industry for being monopolists,’” Rob Atkinson told Morning Consult. “Nobody knows about those industries. Everyone knows about big tech.”
March 17, 2019
The EU’s “softball” approach to AI is "naive" and will cause the bloc to lose out to the U.S. and China, Daniel Castro told Politico EU. "It's like any other race: You can have the more ethical race car driver, but if his car is not faster, you are going to lose," he said.
March 13, 2019
Rob Atkinson blasted the report’s “flawed” conclusions, arguing that it is natural and beneficial for social media to be heavily consolidated. “The review rightly recognizes that the digital economy is highly beneficial to consumers, but the proposals offered would limit large firms from promoting innovation and maximizing consumer welfare, which are critical drivers of a nation’s competitiveness and growth,” he told The Hill.

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