Blogs & Op-eds

September 22, 2017
Almost one year ago, the U.S.
September 19, 2017
Rob Atkinson spoke about opportunities and challenges associated with artificial intelligence on March 23, 2017 at a conference hosted in Brussels by Bruegel, a European economic think tank specializing in economics.
September 18, 2017
When French fishing boats adopted a new fishing net design, it improved the quality of fish harvest by 29 percent and decreased fish prices by 23 percent.
September 18, 2017
ITIF strongly supports the re-authorization of ARPA-E. A variety of national goals are served by the acceleration of clean energy innovation, including energy security and independence, disaster resilience, mitigation of climate change, and economic growth and competitiveness.
September 18, 2017
The restrictions on data collection proposed in California would also set a poor precedent for other sectors of the economy, potentially setting the stage for a privacy tower of babel where different states set up conflicting privacy laws for different sectors of the economy.
September 16, 2017
Lawmakers should replace America’s outdated system of Social Security numbers with a secure alternative that effectively turns other forms of personal information into worthless trivia.
September 11, 2017
ICT services exports have increased as a share of the world’s total services exports from just over 20 percent in 1995 to almost 32 percent today, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 5, 2017
While the immediate challenge for local leaders is to implement the necessary technology to enable a smart city, the long-term one is to create the partnerships necessary to build “learning cities” writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
September 5, 2017
When China implemented an investment tax credit, businesses increased investment by 8.8 percent and productivity by 3.7 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 31, 2017
President Widodo promised a renewed focus on innovation and economic growth. But his government has undermined its own strategic goals by badly weakening intellectual property laws that are critical for innovative industries are to thrive.

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