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May 28, 2024

Vermont Ranks First, Hawaii Last in Clean Energy Innovation; New Index Ranks States and Regions on Performance Contributing to Energy Transition

ITIF has assessed state and regional energy innovation ecosystems across nine functional categories using indicators such as federal and private research funding, scientific and engineering publications and patents, and state and regional policies and public opinion.

May 23, 2024

Privacy and Children’s Online Safety Bills Still Contain Serious Flaws, Says ITIF

Following the House Energy and Commerce Committee markup of the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) and Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA), ITIF issued the following statement from Senior Policy Manager Ashley Johnson.

May 21, 2024

Americans Divided on Whether AI Will Make Things Better or Worse, New Survey Finds

Americans are closely split on whether they think AI will make things better, worse, or have no impact on their own lives and careers, according to a new survey conducted by Public First in partnership with the Center for Data Innovation.

May 15, 2024

The Senate’s AI Roadmap Sets America on the Right Course

This roadmap for AI policy shows Congress is listening to those who have called on policymakers to ensure the United States remains the global leader in AI. By investing in and prioritizing AI innovation, the United States is helping safeguard its position and creating a framework for policy that recognizes the enormous societal and economic benefits AI can bring to sectors such as health care, transportation, and education.

May 13, 2024

BEAD Program’s Fiber Bias Pushes States to Overspend on Broadband, Neglecting Other Causes of the Digital Divide, New ITIF Report Concludes

Congress has allocated more than $42 billion to bridge the “digital divide,” but that effort risks failing because the federal BEAD program encourages states to overspend on high-end fiberoptic infrastructure.

May 9, 2024

“Technology Fears and Scapegoats”: New Book Debunks 40 Myths about Privacy, Jobs, AI, and Today’s Innovation Economy

New technologies and the tech companies behind them are now widely accused of creating a myriad of problems. But a new book by Rob Atkinson and David Moschella reveals the charges are mostly myths, falsehoods, and exaggerations.

May 6, 2024

Many US Industries Need More Consolidation, Not Less, New Report Finds

Many U.S. industries would benefit from greater consolidation and economies of scale, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy.

April 30, 2024

Congress Should Pass the Bipartisan Future of AI Innovation Act

The Future of AI Innovation Act is a refreshing example of how policymakers can and should steer AI toward positive outcomes. The bill doesn’t just dangle a carrot of progress, it paves a path forward for achieving it.

April 19, 2024

Banning TikTok Is Bad Policy, Says ITIF

The TikTok ban is bad policy, plain and simple. It will not reduce national security threats, prevent foreign election interference, or halt the spread of misinformation online. It will not solve concerns about consumer privacy, teen online safety, or cybersecurity. And it will not stop China’s techno-nationalist agenda.

April 19, 2024

FCC’s Title II Order Will Hurt Consumers and Is Unlikely to Survive in Court, Says ITIF

The FCC's decision to impose Title II regulation on the Internet marks a significant setback for consumers who rely on broadband. The new regulations subject the competitive broadband landscape to rules that are anticonsumer, vague, and detrimental to the long-run benefits of connectivity.

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