Joshua New

Joshua New
Senior Policy Analyst
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation
Phone: 
202-524-5547

Joshua New is a policy analyst at ITIF's Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, New graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (communication, legal institutions, economics, and government) and public communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.

Recent Publications

September 18, 2019

Policymakers should recognize that the potential of data-driven drug development is crucial to the well-being of Americans as well as U.S. competitiveness, and develop policies to accelerate this transformation.

February 25, 2019

In an op-ed for The Hill, Daniel Castro and Joshua New write that the administration’s executive order launching the “American AI Initiative” is a welcome step towards boosting U.S. competitiveness in AI, but it does not go far enough.

December 4, 2018

The United States is the global leader in developing and using artificial intelligence (AI), but it may not be for long. Succeeding in AI requires more than just having leading companies make investments. It requires a healthy ecosystem of AI companies, robust AI inputs—including skills, research, and data—and organizations that are motivated and free to use AI.

August 1, 2018

In commentary for Fortune Magazine, Joshua New calls on policymakers to adopt a national strategy to promote artificial intelligence based on the principle of algorithmic accountability.

July 26, 2018

In an opinion piece for TechCrunch, Joshua New writes that algorithmic accountability offers a path toward ensuring organizations use AI responsibly so that it can truly be a boon to society.

May 21, 2018

Instead of overregulating, governments should adopt a policy framework based on the principle of “algorithmic accountability” to promote innovation while holding human operators responsible for harmful outcomes.

April 18, 2018

As the Center for Data Innovation’s Joshua New writes for Morning Consult, mostly lost in the din of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimonies was any consideration for the fact that Facebook data serves the broader public interest by providing a valuable resource for scientific research.

April 3, 2018

The federal government can make key reforms that could better leverage the Internet of Things, ITIF’s Josh New writes for FedTech.

October 30, 2017

While local governments can and should manage much of the evolution to “smart cities,” national governments have an important role to play as well in accelerating and coordinating their development. Indeed, the long-term success of smart cities will likely depend on whether national governments support their development.

July 31, 2017

While data-driven innovation is a global phenomenon, some regions are better poised to enjoy the resulting benefits because they have invested in and supported the conditions necessary to succeed in the data economy. This is also true within the United States.

May 15, 2017

To unlock the benefits of data-driven innovation, policymakers should support publishing data the government already collects, collecting more data that can be put to valuable use, and encouraging industries to make better use of data.

February 21, 2017

The White House recently deleted all of the data on its open data portal, which served as a public clearinghouse for data on everything from federal budgets to climate change initiatives, writes Josh New in The Hill.

Recent Events and Presentations

September 18, 2019

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation released a new report exploring opportunities to accelerate data-driven innovation in drug development and hosted a panel discussion about the ways data can make drug development faster, more efficient, and lead to new cures.

May 30, 2019

Artificial Intelligence is the proverbial Wild West, at least that's what concerns many skeptics. Please join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation in partnership with NIST for a conversation about the state of play in developing standards and oversight of AI systems, the need for proper governance of AI in key industries like health care and transportation, and the role that policymakers can play in advancing these efforts.

February 7, 2019

President Trump signed the OPEN Government Data Act (H.R. 4174) on January 14, 2019. The law is a major milestone for open data. Now that the law has been enacted, what should Congress and the administration do next to ensure the benefits of open data are fully realized?

December 4, 2018

While many nations have developed national strategies to support the development and adoption of AI, the United States has not. Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for the release of a new report laying out a detailed national AI strategy and a panel discussion about the ways in which policymakers can make the United States more competitive in the global AI race.

July 25, 2018

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a discussed the various strategies countries are using to promote the development and adoption of AI.

May 22, 2018

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a presentation of its new report and a panel discussion on how policymakers can hold algorithms accountable while accelerating adoption of AI.

November 15, 2016

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on a forthcoming report examining how the United States can build a data-driven education system, the benefits of a data-driven approach, and how to overcome the considerable challenges these innovations face.

October 6, 2016

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation and Rise, a civil rights nonprofit leading federal and state state efforts to implement legislation to protect the rights of sexual assault survivors, for a panel discussion on how policymakers and law enforcement can develop data-driven policies and practices to help in the fight against sexual assault and improve the lives of survivors.

May 24, 2016

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion exploring the impact of open legislative data on the public and private sectors and identifying opportunities for both federal and state governments to better provide this data to unlock social and economic benefits.

April 14, 2016

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation and the Data Coalition for a panel discussion about the future of open government data in the United States.

February 12, 2016

In fields ranging from genomics to quantum physics, researchers are increasingly using data-intensive computing to generate new insights and discoveries.

January 21, 2016

From sensor-laden assembly lines that reduce downtime and improve quality control to factory floors networked to automatically respond to environmental conditions in real time, the Internet of Thin