Innovation Files Podcast

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February 22, 2021
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is at the center of a contentious, high-stakes debate about free speech, intermediary liability, and the future of the Internet.
February 8, 2021
Understanding what AI can do—and perhaps more importantly what it cannot—is critical for understanding the substantial benefits AI can bring to many sectors of the economy and society.
January 25, 2021
Venture capital firms have reined in their funding for resource-intensive start-ups trying to commercialize new technologies in fields such as clean energy, advanced manufacturing, and robotics. Rob and Jackie discuss what’s needed to maintain a robust VC ecosystem in the United States with veteran angel investor Dan Scheinman.
January 11, 2021
Rob and Jackie talk about the unfounded fears surrounding GMOs with L. Val Giddings, senior fellow at ITIF and leading expert on policy relating to biotechnology innovations in agriculture and biomedicine.
December 21, 2020
The United States has no national, coordinated innovation policy system. In fact, its overall innovation system has been deteriorating.
December 7, 2020
Rob and Jackie discuss the state of computer science education in the United States and abroad—and why policymakers need to provide support—with Pat Yongpradit, chief academic officer for
November 23, 2020
It has become abundantly clear that the United States faces a robust economic and military competitor in China.
November 9, 2020
There was a time, a decade or so ago, when many people thought it would be a long while before telecommunications networks could handle the migration from cable TV to over-the-top video streaming. 
October 26, 2020
America leads in biopharmaceutical innovation and drug development, in large part due to effective life-science policies, including significant federal investment in basic research, robust in
October 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the digital divide affecting millions of American families, especially those in low-income households.