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September 21, 2020
The semiconductor sector constitutes one of today’s most important industries, providing the core technology that powers the modern digital world. Yet countries seeking self-sufficiency in this space threaten their own competitiveness, as succeeding entirely independently is almost impossible in such a complex sector, argues a new report released today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s top-ranked think tank for science and technology policy.
September 18, 2020
The Trump Administration has provided no evidence that a ban on WeChat and TikTok is necessary to address a national security threat. Instead, the actions announced today put consumers at risk by cutting them off from software updates, including necessary security updates. In addition, prohibiting intermediaries such as Internet service providers and content delivery networks from optimizing their networks to deliver TikTok content imposes an unnecessary and unfair burden on U.S. companies.
September 16, 2020
In response to today’s announcement that Facebook Reality Labs is launching “Project Aria,” an augmented reality (AR) research project to begin collecting real-world data using camera- and sensor-enabled headsets on Facebook campuses, ITIF Research Fellow Ellysse Dick released the following statement:
September 16, 2020
Colombian citizens and businesses use government websites every day to find important information and access public services, and so it is important for those websites to meet basic standards for security, speed, mobile friendliness, or accessibility. According to a new report[RC1] released jointly today by two leading think tanks, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and TicTac, Colombian government agencies have opportunities to modernize their sites by further investing in cybersecurity, mobile-friendly web design, and cloud-based hosting.
September 14, 2020
To date, the focus on climate change has been largely on engineering and chemistry—building improved solar panels, taller wind turbines, or better batteries—and biology has largely been ignored. That needs to change. Gene editing has emerged in the past decade as a key platform technology that has already proved its potential to drive dramatic innovations in medicine and agriculture. But beyond these well-publicized applications, recent advances in the field also offer promising opportunities to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and other sectors, to capture carbon from the atmosphere, and to support biofuel development, according to a new report released today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s top-ranked think tank for science and technology policy.

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September 20, 2020
While the United States already has taken unprecedented steps to sever technology links to China, tougher action could lie ahead.
September 19, 2020
“It’s good that Trump greenlit this deal. Everybody loses with a ban,” said Daniel Castro, vice president at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
September 18, 2020
Gene editing offers a promising opportunity to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and other sectors, according to Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) 2020 report
September 18, 2020
Daniel Castro, the president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, called Friday's measures an "unnecessary burden" in a statement.
September 17, 2020
It is important to note that the study found that different facial recognition systems varied widely in accuracy.

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