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May 11, 2020
The automation of manufacturing industries is a major public concern due to the salience of layoffs that are directly attributed to robot adoption. But closer analysis of automation’s impacts generally reveals that these fears are overblown.
May 11, 2020
As governments start easing lockdown restrictions, developing an effective contact tracing strategy has become a top priority to prevent a new surge of COVID-19 outbreaks.
May 7, 2020
In the midst of the worst global pandemic in living memory, many nations make it unnecessarily complicated and costly, if not illegal, for health data to cross their borders. In so doing, they are hindering critically needed medical progress.
May 7, 2020
Food delivery apps are an important tool for enabling physical distancing and keeping people fed and restaurants in business during these uncertain times. Disrupting a competitive market that provides such an important service is, now more than ever, a bad idea.
May 5, 2020
Global supply chains have been under intense pressure during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly when it comes to medical supplies and drugs. What should the U.S. policy response be? Rob and Jackie discuss the issue with Willy Shih, a renowned professor of management practice at Harvard Business School.
May 5, 2020
The study should build support for efforts like the bipartisan FORWARD Act recently introduced by Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Pat Roberts (R-KS).
May 4, 2020
Editor's Note: A version of this article was published by French media outlet
May 4, 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) is widely considered to have the potential to dramatically re-shape industries throughout the economy, which creates incentives for companies to conceal their research. Despite this, a new study posits that AI science and technology are deeply linked, with academic papers spurring industrial applications and vice versa.
May 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has made automation needs much more immediate, but automation was never meant to destroy our jobs and leave us all with nothing to do. On the contrary.
April 27, 2020
Public research institutes (PRIs) are government-owned non-academic centers designed to collaborate with other research groups. They are a key complement to firms’ own R&D investments, although they are often overshadowed.

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