News Clips

January 3, 2020
"The ACLU has made very misleading claims about the accuracy of the technology," Daniel Castro, vice president at ITIF, told Investors Business Daily.
January 2, 2020
ITIF President Rob Atkinson explained on NPR’s Throughline podcast how today’s skepticism of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, gene modification, and self-driving cars pales in comparison to the 19th century populist revolt against mechanized farming.
December 18, 2019
Rob Atkinson discussed the U.S. approach to innovation with regards to new technologies in this clip on emotionally intelligent robots.
December 13, 2019
Rob Atkinson told the Associated Press that “the agreement represents progress″ but said “the United States must still comprehensively address China’s rampant innovation mercantilist practices.″
December 11, 2019
Rob Atkinson told The Hill that he saw the order as a way for China to gain leverage in the trade talks. “It is a little hard to say how much of this is actually real and how much of this is saber rattling,” he said. “It may be to just simply to force Trump to back off or get a better deal.”
December 10, 2019
There are a couple of opportunities for facial recognition in manufacturing with the biggest one being security, Daniel Castro explained to IndustryWeek. “Facial recognition is useful for access control. For low-risk applications, it can be a replacement to traditional forms of access control, such as access codes or key cards. Using facial recognition instead may be faster and more convenient—no more lost access cards,” he said.
December 9, 2019
As ABC News reports, the majority of job growth in high-tech industries is concentrated in just a handful of metropolitan areas in the United States, and this regional divide drives "national inequality" as the rest of the nation struggles to keep up, according to a new report from ITIF and the Brookings Institution. 
December 9, 2019
As the Wall Street Journal reports, the forces that are driving the nation’s top technology talent to just a handful of cities have intensified in recent years, leaving much of the nation behind as the U.S. becomes a more digital economy, according to a new study from ITIF and the Brookings Institution. 
December 9, 2019
Tech-based economic growth has become so concentrated in the top 5% of metro areas that experts from ITIF and the Brookings Institution are proposing a federal push to jumpstart new tech hubs in the heartland, Axios reports. 
December 9, 2019
As the New York Times reports, a report from ITIF and the Brookings Institution argues that a broad federal push is needed to spread the business of invention beyond the 20 cities that currently dominate it.