To best harness the opportunities presented by IIoT, the United States (like all countries) needs a national policy strategy. An effective national IIoT strategy should address what ITIF calls the 4 Ts: Talent, Technology, Tax, and Trade.
Innovation Files Blog
October 24, 2017
The lack of alternative diagnostic options has become a major roadblock to getting more people with HIV on the path to treatment. But an innovative new product may finally do this.
October 23, 2017
Fact of the Week: The Gap in ICT Investment Between the United States and Canada Widened by 12 Percentage Points From 2008 to 2014
While private investment in ICT per Canadian worker has been lower than U.S. levels since the 1980s, it has dropped to new lows in recent years, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 16, 2017
Fact of the Week: In Developing Countries, Increasing the Availability of Bank Credit Raises the Probability a Firm Will Invest in R&D by 7.6 Percent
Adding 10 more bank branches per 100,000 adults in developing economies increases the probability that businesses will invest in R&D by 7.6 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 10, 2017
Fact of the Week: The United States Developed 75 Percent of all Artificial Intelligence Patents From 2000 to 2016
U.S. businesses and universities developed 75 percent of all global patents in artificial intelligence from 2000 to 2016, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 6, 2017
I Object, Your Honor: Pew Is Leading the Witness (and Confirming Its Own Bias) in Its Survey on Automation and Jobs
The Pew Center for Internet & Society recently polled Americans on artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of jobs. The study finds—wait for it—that people are worried about automation.
October 6, 2017
The overwhelming evidence shows that in most cases opt out rules for data collection and sharing are better for innovation and productivity while still protecting privacy.
October 2, 2017
Fact of the Week: Reducing Tariffs Accounted for Fourth-Fifths of China’s Manufacturing Productivity Growth in the 6 Years Following its Accession to the WTO
After China acceded to the WTO, the trade-creation impact accounted for four-fifths of its manufacturing productivity growth in the next six years, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 28, 2017
Republican leaders unveiled a new framework this week for fixing America’s broken tax code.
September 26, 2017
The European Commission is set to release a report this week on corporate tax reform.