Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs

November 25, 2019
Rob Atkinson explains in the National Review that with the proper safeguards, facial-recognition technology can help law enforcement catch criminals.
November 18, 2019
Since 2011, the U.S. government has spent over $400 million to provide broadband Internet access to 1.6 million people. A recent study investigated the impact that policies like these can have by examining the construction of broadband infrastructure across China, finding that every 10 percent increase in a region’s infrastructure increased firms’ productivity by 1.1 percent and workers’ wages by 4.2 percent.
November 16, 2019
As Rob Atkinson writes for Business Insider, it is time for the United States follow China's lead and develop robust national strategies to support the development of foundational technologies. Doing so will drive U.S. productivity growth while helping the United States outcompete China.
November 15, 2019
As ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Jonathan Ward, founder of Atlas Organization, write in an op-ed for Fox Business, focusing on domestic productivity and preserving the U.S. edge in advanced and emerging technologies will help America win the economic and technological contest against China, as well as turn the tide in the U.S.-China competition for global power.
November 12, 2019
Ensuring that students are not only capable of using technology, but also of integrating technology into their work is key to providing students with the skills they will need in the modern economy. In 2018, over 46,000 8th graders from 12 developed and developing countries participated in a study of computer and information literacy.
November 12, 2019
While most people agree lying is wrong, nobody seems to agree on what should happen to those lies when politicians publish them on social media.
November 11, 2019
The UK currently has many advantages in developing and using AI, but as Michael McLaughlin writes for SC Magazine, it will fall behind if it doesn’t take the right steps to secure its AI leadership.
November 11, 2019
Clean energy innovation has bipartisan public support and has successfully expand the use of solar and wind power. As Colin Cunliff writes in for Issues in Science and Technology, it’s now time for policymakers to expand the clean energy portfolio to address gaps in the current innovation agenda.
November 8, 2019
The recent WhatsApp lawsuit shows the significant risk to individuals, as well as public trust, that comes from allowing commercial systems to remain exploitable.
November 6, 2019
As Joe Kennedy writes for The Hill Times, Canada's new government should abandon its recent support for a digital services tax in order to move forward with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).