News Clips

December 3, 2019
“These companies are already subject to tax in the United States and in other countries where they add economic value,” Joe Kennedy told Fortune. “The decision to tax revenues rather than profits skirts France’s tax treaties with the United States and raises the prospect of double taxation. The imposition of what is essentially a fixed tax on the market value of an imported good amounts to an illegal tariff.”
December 3, 2019
As E&E News reports, existing federal tax credits for solar and wind power need to be reformed and aren’t conducive to development of new clean energy technologies, according to a report from ITIF.
November 26, 2019
“This legislation fails to strike the right balance between consumer privacy and commercial innovation,” Daniel Castro told Bloomberg Government. “It would severely restrict legitimate uses of consumer data, limiting the opportunities for companies to collect, use, and share data to innovate in the digital economy.” 
November 19, 2019
Amid calls to fact-check political ads, Daniel Castro told Agence France-Presse that such an effort is likely to be futile. "Who ultimately decides what is the truth? And how can companies possibly scale such fact-checking globally -- across scores of countries, languages, and elections?" he said.
November 14, 2019
“These types of policies are necessary and appropriate to address reasonable concerns by the public about how law enforcement might use facial recognition technology in the future and ensure the government uses it appropriately,” Daniel Castro told The Hill. “At the same time, this legislation correctly recognizes that facial recognition is a valuable investigatory tool by law enforcement and provides a welcome alternative to bans and moratoriums on this technology."
November 5, 2019
"It certainly diverts attention, negative attention, from the U.S. platforms," Rob Atkinson told Politico. "It plays on their side politically because it does show, again, competition is real. It can happen very quickly and it can certainly be Chinese competition, which we're going to have to grapple with."
October 29, 2019
"What technophobes see is that McDonald's went from 20 workers to only 10," Rob Atkinson told HowStuffWorks. "But they don't take it to the next step. No company automates unless it can save money. That money doesn't get buried in the backyard."
October 29, 2019
"If Germany's guidelines were to inspire the EU's forthcoming AI legislation, the EU will indeed manage to set a global standard — a blueprint on what to do to fail in the digital economy," Eline Chivot told U.S. Nwes & World report. "And if Germany attempts to act on these policy recommendations alone, it will undermine its goals of both remaining a leader in Industry 4.0 and promoting a digital single market across the EU."
October 28, 2019
Large companies are acquiring AI firms “because the technology has reached a state where it can provide significant benefits,” Michael McLaughlin told the Wall Street Journal.
October 27, 2019
Daniel Castro told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that, if the rules aren’t written carefully, they could make it easier for bad actors to gain access to user data. “The ability of platforms to curate the user experience and respond to problems like harassment, fake news and bots could be severely compromised,” he said.

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