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November 20, 2023

The EU AI Act Is a Cautionary Tale in Open-Source AI Regulation

One of the most glaring problems in the EU AI Act’s current form is how it would create unreasonable requirements for developers of open-source AI systems.

November 13, 2023

Comments to the European Commission Regarding the EU General Pharmaceuticals Legislation

Changes proposed in the EU General Pharmaceutical Legislation would double down on policies that hinder, not enable, EU life-sciences innovation potential, while forsaking other avenues that could more effectively enhance access without compromising innovation.

November 6, 2023

Comments on the Joint ITA-NIST-USPTO Collaboration Initiative Regarding Standards

The Biden administration (and the EU) need to carefully protect the role that patents and SEPs play in their respective ability to innovate and compete with China.

November 3, 2023

Jumping on the Bletchley Declaration’s Existential AI Risk Bandwagon Hurts the US and AI

The decision by so many governments, especially the United States, to legitimize the belief that AI presents an existential risk that governments must address will seriously undermine efforts to rapidly develop and adopt the technology for beneficial purposes.

October 10, 2023

Fact of the Week: Productivity and Market Concentration Are Positively Associated in Most of the Core Economies in Europe

A recent study found that the relationship between concentration and productivity was negative in only three of 15 countries.

September 14, 2023

Transatlantic Subnational Innovation Competitiveness Index 2.0

For policymakers to bolster the global competitiveness of their nations and regions, they first must know where they stand. This report benchmarks the 121 regions of Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and the United States using 13 commonly available indicators of strength in the knowledge economy, globalization, and innovation capacity.

August 21, 2023

Is Mona Lisa Happy? EU Would Ban AI That Could Answer This Question

The latest target of tech critics is emotion recognition technology. Unfortunately, the EU appears poised to crack down on this technology, which would be a mistake since most of the criticism directed toward it is largely misguided and fails to consider its potential benefits.

July 20, 2023

The EU’s Vision for a Robust Immersive Tech Sector is Irreconcilable With Its Regulations of Internet Services

The EU's strategy for Web 4.0 and virtual worlds has a laudable goal of fostering a supportive business environment to position the region as a hub for technological innovation. However, this objective is largely incompatible with the EU’s current regulations for Internet services.

June 13, 2023

The UK’s Latest Antitrust Grab Could Be the Final Blow for Its Tech Sector

If enacted, the UK’s Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill could ruin the UK’s ability to compete with other leading tech sectors.

June 8, 2023

The Future of the Internet in Europe

Watch ITIF's expert panel discussion on the details and likely outcomes of the fair contribution policy proposal, and what the Internet might look like if it’s implemented.

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