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Innovation Files: Where Tech Meets Public Policy

Innovation Files: Where Tech Meets Policy

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Explore the intersection of technology, innovation, and public policy with the world’s leading think tank for science and tech policy. ITIF’s Innovation Files podcast serves up expert interviews, insights, and commentary on topics ranging from the broad economics of innovation to specific policy and regulatory questions about new technologies. Expect to hear some unconventional wisdom.

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June 10, 2024

Podcast: Remaining Realistic and Optimistic About the Promise of the Future, With Jim Pethokoukis

The future will be much improved if society fights the fear of technology.

June 6, 2024

Podcast: Big Tech’s Critics Have Gotten a Lot Wrong on AI, With David Moschella

David Moschella appeared on Everyday AI to discuss misinformation about artificial intelligence and how to set the record straight, push fear-mongering aside, and ethically put AI to good use—topics addressed in the new book Moschella co-authored with Rob Atkinson, Technology Fears and Scapegoats.

May 29, 2024

Podcast: Is Technology a Force for Good or Evil? With Rob Atkinson and David Moschella

Rob Atkinson and David Moschella appeared on The Bill Walton Show to discuss their new book, Technology Fears and Scapegoats.

May 28, 2024

Podcast: The Origins and Consequences of Pharmaceutical Industry Myths, With Rob Atkinson

Rob Atkinson appeared on Elevate, the podcast of the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS), to discuss the origins of negative opinions of the pharmaceutical industry and whether a for-profit model can support both innovation and the society’s best interests, topics he covered in his book Technology Fears and Scapegoats.

May 28, 2024

Podcast: Grading State BEAD Plans, With Jessica Dine

ITIF policy analyst Jessica Dine appeared on LightReading’s podcast The Divide to discuss her report evaluating and grading state proposals for the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program, and how she determined if each state is set to succeed with BEAD.

May 27, 2024

Podcast: Canada’s Poor Performance on Advanced Industry Sectors, With Rob Atkinson

Rob Atkinson appeared on the Hub Dialogues podcast to discuss ITIF’s new Centre for Canadian Innovation and Competitiveness, what explains Canada’s poor performance on advanced industry sectors, and why Canadian policymakers should listen more to “productionists” over economists.

May 23, 2024

Podcast: Data-Driven Policy and Innovation With AI, Featuring Daniel Castro

Daniel Castro appeared on the AI50 podcast with Hanh Brown to discuss data governance, privacy policies, and the transformative power of data-driven innovation.

May 20, 2024

Podcast: Tech Facts and Fallacies, With Rob Atkinson

ITIF President Rob Atkinson appeared on TechFreedom’s Tech Policy Podcast to discuss the new book he co-authored with David Moschella, Technology Fears and Scapegoats.

May 13, 2024

Podcast: Embracing Innovation Is the Ultimate Key to Tackling Climate Change, With Robin Gaster

Climate change is a global problem, with two polarized viewpoints making it difficult to find a solution.

May 7, 2024

Podcast: AI Fears, Scapegoats, and Myths, With Rob Atkinson

Rob Atkinson appeared on the DSR Network’s Siliconsciousness podcast with David Rothkopf to discuss widespread misconceptions about artificial intelligence and its potential impacts on all corners of society.

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