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Innovation and Economic Growth

Researchers today are trying to understand how information technology affects innovation, productivity, and economic growth while studying the impact of political and legal ground rules. Academics featured here are looking at the potential to create jobs and keep policymakers aware of emerging trends in technology.

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Innovation

Innovation is a word used to describe new ideas and inventions that have impact – impact to consumers, to markets, to industries, to the economy as a whole, and even to society and culture.

High Skilled Immigration Reform

The United States immigration policy is the set of laws and provisions that regulates the entry and the stay of non-US citizens on national territory. High-skilled, college-educated immigrants contribute to scientific and technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and job-creation in the U.S.

Health Information Technology

“Health Information Technology” or Health IT encompasses a wide range of hardware and software products used by patients, doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, insurers or other participants in the healthcare ecosystem to process and store data and communications related to health care.

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AI and Speed

A report from Cornell Tech’s Speed Conference shares research in areas of autonomous vehicles, warfare, information security, labor and manufacturing, content moderation, and finance.

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Navigating Disruption: a Roadmap for Leaders

"Companies with rigid departmental structures can be streamlined, efficient, and laser focused on their goals. But they’ll also have a more difficult time trying to adapt to disruptions. It may be easier for companies to stay in silos, but that just makes them more vulnerable to disruption.”  —Joshua Gans
Michael B. Abramowicz
Fast Company
July 25, 2019

Featured Article

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Digital technologies such as robots and self-driving cars are advancing rapidly. These new technologies will bring profound benefits. However, companies will have less need for some kinds of workers, resulting in unemployment.

By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee