A national framework for digital economy rules would ensure the same protections for all U.S. residents, minimize transaction costs for businesses, enable opportunities to innovate, and increase efficiency in the policymaking process.
October 3, 2019
Stephen Ezell presented to the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) annual conference on how digitalization is transforming modern manufacturing and what policies are needed to support it.
October 2, 2019
ITIF has provided comments with the U.S. State Department regarding its draft guidance for the export of surveillance technology.
October 1, 2019
In a column for GovTech, Daniel Castro explains how cities around the world are beginning to use "digital twin" technology and encourages them to continue exploring how to use the technology to make their communities smarter, safer and more efficient.
September 30, 2019
Fact of the Week: Companies 10 Years Ahead of the Curve Advertising Job Openings With New Titles Invest 63 Percent More of Their Revenue Into R&D
As technology changes the nature of jobs, the language we use to describe them changes too. A new study makes use of this phenomenon to analyze a database of 5 million job advertisements that appeared in newspapers from 1940 to 2000, calculating when a job title first came into use.
September 26, 2019
The National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program focuses on high-growth startups and commercializing federally funded research and development (R&D). Other federal agencies should consider emulating this model.
September 26, 2019
A coalition of 39 organizations and individuals from prominent research institutions, trade associations, law enforcement groups, and technology companies advocates for appropriate safeguards so that law enforcement can use facial recognition technology safely, accurately, and effectively.
September 25, 2019
As Joe Kennedy writes for The Hill, reducing drug revenues today will lead to a decline in future research and decrease the number of new drug discoveries moving forward.
September 24, 2019
Val Giddings' presentation to the Breakthrough Institute at Ecomodernism 2019 explores research to improve the efficiency of photosynthesis and what this means for climate mitigation and the global economy.
September 23, 2019
Fact of the Week: Workers Threatened by Automation Have Roles That Are 9 Percent More Complex Than Those Who Aren’t Threatened
Discussions about job losses from automation tend to assume that innovation will overwhelmingly displace low-skill workers. But this view is misguided because it fails to recognize that low-skill jobs are the least profitable for companies to make obsolete.