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February 21, 2024

Boeing Is Too Important to Fail

Any regulatory responses to the recent door-panel failure need to be considered and proportionate, advancing safety while also factoring in the country’s strategic competitiveness.

February 20, 2024

Podcast: Quantum Computing’s Potential to Drive Business Results, With Murray Thom

While quantum computing technology is maturing more slowly than other innovations, its potential is vast.

February 20, 2024

Fact of the Week: A 1 Percent Increase in Patents Leads to a 0.08 Percent Decrease in Carbon Emissions

A new working paper indicates that a 1 percent increase in the number of patent applications is associated with a decrease in carbon emissions of about 0.08 percent.

February 20, 2024

California’s Bill to Regulate Frontier AI Models Undercuts More Sensible Federal Efforts

California's new AI bill stands to seriously hinder the development of state-of-the-art systems in the state, where much of the frontier AI development in the U.S. is taking place. And since California often sets the tone for action in other states, this bill risks setting a precedent for a fragmented regulatory landscape for AI safety across the country.

February 20, 2024

How Congress Can Foster a Digital Single Market in America

In areas ranging from data privacy to content moderation, states are creating patchworks of regulation that confuse consumers, complicate compliance, and undermine the digital economy. It’s time for Congress to step in and establish a consistent national approach to digital policy.

February 16, 2024

Virginia’s New AI Executive Order Is A Model For Other States to Build On

Virginia’s new Executive Order 30 is a blueprint for AI implementation in state government that focuses on accelerating the deployment of the technology, not just managing risks. Other states should take note.

February 16, 2024

The Case for National Developmentalism

National developmentalism is a third alternative to neoliberalism and neo-New Dealism, according to Robert Atkinson's piece in The Liberal Patriot.

February 16, 2024

Why Not Ban Everything Potentially Dangerous for Kids?

Effective protection for children online requires a combination of parental responsibility, industry standards, and regulation, not blanket restrictions and bans.

February 15, 2024

Amazon and iRobot: A Case Study in How Not to Enforce Antitrust Laws

The story of Amazon’s abandoned plans to acquire the home service robotics company iRobot should serve as a stark warning of the dangers posed by the ongoing antitrust war against American technology companies, both at home and abroad.

February 14, 2024

Assessing India’s Readiness to Assume a Greater Role in Global Semiconductor Value Chains

India has the potential to play a much more significant role in global semiconductor value chains, provided the government upholds its investment policies, maintains a conducive regulatory and business environment, and avoids measures that create unpredictability.

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