News Clips

December 4, 2018
"To me this reads a little bit like they had an agenda in mind when they wrote the report, to show there was unfair competition in the package-delivery segment," Rob Atkinson told CBS News.
November 29, 2018
Joshua New told Federal Computer Week that the bill is "a welcome piece of legislation" that could "advance our understanding … as the public and private sectors increasingly work to make their products and processes 'smart' through the use of connected devices and the data they generate."
November 29, 2018
The Wall Street Journal examines an ITIF report that found the U.S. is adopting industrial robots well behind the “expected” rate of adoption, compared with other rich countries.
November 29, 2018
Axios highlights an ITIF report outlining an energy innovation agenda that urges policymakers to bolster various areas underrepresented in the federal R&D and deployment portfolio.
November 27, 2018
MIT Technology Review discusses an ITIF report that argues countries with higher-wage economies have a stronger business case for adopting more robots. The report finds Southeast Asian countries to be even more dominant than they appeared before. 
November 26, 2018
Quartz discusses an ITIF report showing that, if robots are the future of manufacturing, American and European countries have some catching up to do to stay competitive.
November 21, 2018
Innovation is "important for developing economies in large part because they are lagging behind, and that creates much more 'low-hanging fruit' of innovation opportunities, particularly regarding digital technologies," Rob Atkinson told U.S. News & World Report.
November 20, 2018
Rob Atkinson told the Washington Post that the question isn't if there will be privacy legislation, it's whether legislation will be “light-touch” or a “whole-hog draconian” bill similar to the rules created by the European Union. Facebook's recent controversies could add pressure for lawmakers to lean in on tougher rules like GDPR. “This will provide some motivation for comprehensive privacy legislation,” Atkinson said.
November 20, 2018
"If the US government bans the export of AI technology, other countries will likely enact reciprocal policies," Daniel Castro told Agence France-Presse. "It will mean US companies are locked out of certain markets, allowing firms in other countries to compete unchallenged."
November 20, 2018
Axios examines an ITIF report showing that when comparing countries’ actual robot adoption to the quantity one would expect based on their wage levels, Asian countries far outstrip Europe and the U.S.