In a report for the Canadian government ahead of the G7 Ministerial on Innovation and Employment, ITIF discusses why the coming technology wave is a progressive force G7 nations should embrace.
March 26, 2018
The EU’s new data privacy rules, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will have a negative impact on the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe, putting EU firms at a competitive disadvantage compared with their competitors in North America and Asia.
March 26, 2018
America’s lead in life sciences is being challenged. Other countries are aggressively seeking to attract and grow companies with innovation-based tax incentives, a range of firm-specific enticements, increased government research funding, improved IP protections, and streamlined regulatory approval processes. The federal government should act to ensure U.S. life sciences remain competitive.
March 24, 2018
In an article for National Review, ITIF President Rob Atkinson decodes the true meaning behind the official statements from the Chinese government in response to President Trump’s long-anticipated announcement of tough new actions against China’s mercantilist trade and economic policies.
March 21, 2018
GMOs can save civilization by addressing the major challenges of food security, carbon emissions, and environmental stewardship in a way that benefits farmers, consumers, and biodiversity writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
March 19, 2018
Innovation Fact of the Week: There Were 74 Industrial Robots per 10,000 Workers Globally in 2016, up From 66 in 2015, a 12 Percent Increase
The global average for industrial robots per 10,000 workers increased to 74 robots in 2016 from 66 robots in 2015, a 12 percent increase, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 16, 2018
The escalating jeremiad against “big tech” firms—particularly the idea that they are rapacious monopolists—has long since gone viral and is now hardening into conventional wisdom, but it is grounded in fallacies. Rob Atkinson explains in a reply to Charles Duhigg’s February 20 article, “The Case Against Google.”
March 16, 2018
Raising the cost of ICT products by levying tariffs on ICT imports from China would reduce growth in U.S. ICT investments, which would lower productivity growth, and thus economic growth.
March 13, 2018
The Internet of Things offers myriad benefits to European society. But the European Union’s forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation could throw sand in the gears of progress. As Nick Wallace writes for EUobserver, policymakers should narrow the scope of the regulation while they still have the opportunity.
March 12, 2018
Innovation Fact of the Week: When 12 African Nations Gained Access to High-Speed Internet, it Raised Employment Rates by an Average of 10 Percent
After the deployment of high-speed Internet in 12 African countries, 10 percent of employment growth could be attributed to that development, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.