Yesterday, ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation held an event titled, “How Countries are Preparing for the Global AI Race.” The panelists touched on the approaches that the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, and India are taking with respect to the development of AI. As the panel progressed, it became clearer that there is no singular “key” to “winning” the global AI race.
It is important to recognize that the challenges in AI advancement vary from country to country. For example, China has a competitive advantage in terms of data, but it still has a considerable skills gap that is hindering that data from being utilized in an AI capacity. According to panelist Robin Mishra of the German Embassy, Germany has a highly-skilled labor force and has invested a considerable amount in research and development, yet it lacks robust industry outside of manufacturing that can take advantage of further developing A ...
The Internet of Things (IOT) is another ongoing transformational technology that is changing and will continue to change our lives. Gartner calculates that there were roughly 8.4 billion IOT connected devices in 2017 and there will be about 20.4 billion in 2020. This SIIA White Paper describes the benefits for consumers, energy, agriculture, manufacturing, and healthcare.
The United States, among other countries (including China) is taking advantage of the opportunities presented by IOT. The important thing in this context is to maintain and, if possible, expand the American IOT adoption rate. Why is this important? First, it matters because the United States has a comparative advantage over China in this space. Second, manufacturing, a sector prioritized by the Trump Administration, will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of IOT. Third, consumers benefit economically from IOT, but the technology is also a matter of conve ...
October 27, 2017 by Diane
SIIA has done many artificial intelligence (AI) spotlights this year where we have featured impressive, boundary-breaking technology in the space. We have also released a handful of issue briefs, culminating in the most recent brief that we’ve released on Algorithms and Ethics. What we have not done until this point, is feature how different countries and regions across the globe are prepared to handle AI, will benefit from AI, and how they plan to use AI in the future. In an effort to compare these regions to each other, we will begin publishing the AI Landscape series as an accessory to the AI Spotlight series where we will do just these things. We begin this series with a feature on China.
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), global GDP will receive a boost by $16 trillion by 2030 as a result of AI technology. Nearly half of all that growth will come from China with AI increasing GDP in China by an estimated 1% each year. C ...
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) recently issued draft “Security Assessment Measures for the Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data.” The draft comes in the context of the Chinese Cybersecurity Law, which is scheduled to be implemented on June 1, 2017. The National Security Law of China likely also influenced this draft.
The meeting between President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping appears to have been a productive first get together between the leaders of the world’s most important bilateral economic and political relationship. SIIA was pleased that President Trump raised concerns about, among other topics, China’s cyber policies on U.S. jobs and exports.
Today I testified before the United States Trade Representative on China’s compliance with its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments. See this document for my testimony and this United States Information Technology Office (USITO) submission to USTR.
In addition to the serious Intellectual Property Rights issues and other matters such as China’s so-called secure and controllable cybersecurity policies discussed during the testimony, today’s hearing underscored three additional big picture factors that that policymakers need to address as a new administration soon takes office. They can be summarized as follows.
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September 25, 2015 by Mark
Today, President Obama announced that the U.S. and China came to a cyber-espionage "common understanding." They have agreed not to "conduct or knowingly support" the cyber theft of intellectual property.
The U.S. Ambassador to China, Max Baucus, presided over what has become an annual IPR Roundtable on April 24, 2015 in Beijing. I had the honor to represent SIIA on a panel entitled: “The Importance of Copyright to Tomorrow’s Creators.” Noting 2012 and 2013 groundbreaking reports from the United States and the European Union on the overall contribution that IP-intensive industries make to the economy – “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus” and “IPR Intensive Industries: Contribution to Economic Performance and Employment in Europe” – I focused on the software sector and drew from Robert Shapiro’s 2014 report: “The U.S. Software Industry: An Engine for Economic Growth and Employment” in highlighting the fact that in 2012 software accounted for 2.6% of U.S. GDP, was responsible for 12.2% of fixed business investment, and contributed 15.6% to total labor factor productivity.  ...