News Clips

November 19, 2019
Amid calls to fact-check political ads, Daniel Castro told Agence France-Presse that such an effort is likely to be futile. "Who ultimately decides what is the truth? And how can companies possibly scale such fact-checking globally -- across scores of countries, languages, and elections?" he said.
November 14, 2019
“These types of policies are necessary and appropriate to address reasonable concerns by the public about how law enforcement might use facial recognition technology in the future and ensure the government uses it appropriately,” Daniel Castro told The Hill. “At the same time, this legislation correctly recognizes that facial recognition is a valuable investigatory tool by law enforcement and provides a welcome alternative to bans and moratoriums on this technology."
November 5, 2019
"It certainly diverts attention, negative attention, from the U.S. platforms," Rob Atkinson told Politico. "It plays on their side politically because it does show, again, competition is real. It can happen very quickly and it can certainly be Chinese competition, which we're going to have to grapple with."
October 29, 2019
"What technophobes see is that McDonald's went from 20 workers to only 10," Rob Atkinson told HowStuffWorks. "But they don't take it to the next step. No company automates unless it can save money. That money doesn't get buried in the backyard."
October 29, 2019
"If Germany's guidelines were to inspire the EU's forthcoming AI legislation, the EU will indeed manage to set a global standard — a blueprint on what to do to fail in the digital economy," Eline Chivot told U.S. Nwes & World report. "And if Germany attempts to act on these policy recommendations alone, it will undermine its goals of both remaining a leader in Industry 4.0 and promoting a digital single market across the EU."
October 28, 2019
Large companies are acquiring AI firms “because the technology has reached a state where it can provide significant benefits,” Michael McLaughlin told the Wall Street Journal.
October 27, 2019
Daniel Castro told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that, if the rules aren’t written carefully, they could make it easier for bad actors to gain access to user data. “The ability of platforms to curate the user experience and respond to problems like harassment, fake news and bots could be severely compromised,” he said.
October 25, 2019
“There’s no question that Amazon is taking market share from midsize and small retailers. Who the heck cares? They’re not doing it in an unfair way. They’re doing it because consumers decide,” Robert Atkinson told Bloomberg Businessweek.
October 24, 2019
“The German Data Ethics Commission’s recommendations on A.I. send a worrying signal to businesses that they risk adopting A.I. at their own peril,” Eline Chivot told Fortune. 
October 24, 2019
“But it’s not clear the Trump administration will even get a deal; if they get a deal, whether it will include these kinds of subsidies… and if it does include them, whether the Chinese will actually take meaningful action," Rob Atkinson told the Washington Post.