Blogs & Op-eds

August 3, 2018
As David Hart writes for Morning Consult, the new Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Andrew Wheeler, has an opportunity to pursue the agency’s objectives in a more sophisticated way: using regulation to stimulate technological innovation.
August 1, 2018
In commentary for Fortune Magazine, Joshua New calls on policymakers to adopt a national strategy to promote artificial intelligence based on the principle of algorithmic accountability.
July 30, 2018
Banning law enforcement from using facial recognition technology would be wholly inappropriate based on the evidence to date and limit many beneficial uses of the technology for public safety writes Daniel Castro and Michael McLaughlin.
July 26, 2018
In an opinion piece for TechCrunch, Joshua New writes that algorithmic accountability offers a path toward ensuring organizations use AI responsibly so that it can truly be a boon to society.
July 26, 2018
China is marching toward global technological, economic, and military leadership. Who was responsible for letting this happen? In an opinion piece for National Review, Rob Atkinson explains how pretty much everyone—from successive U.S. administrations and the Washington trade and economics establishment to China itself—is at fault.
July 26, 2018
The Internet economy requires new rules in some cases. But these rules need to be carefully considered. Where changes are needed, policymakers need to ensure that they do not impair the tremendous innovation and value that the Internet has enabled writes Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.
July 26, 2018
Policymakers should make it easy for Americans to donate their medical data to science by establishing a national medical data donor registry, Eleni Manis writes for RealClearHealth.
July 25, 2018
As Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind write for Entrepreneur, there's no need for reflexive hand-wringing about the decline of startups.
July 24, 2018
U.S. policymakers should continue down this path to create more permissive and updated rules for SSTs. Only by allowing the technology to achieve lift-off will policymakers be able to spur investment in supersonic technology and improve its efficiency and effectiveness, writes Alan McQuinn in Innovation Files.
July 18, 2018
Policies designed to increase consumer trust in technology would likely weaken the U.S. digital ecosystem and lower consumer welfare, Alan McQuinn and Daniel Castro write for the Washington Examiner.

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