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Governance In An Emerging New World: Emerging Technology And The U.S. Economy

Monday, May 6, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, and other new technologies appear poised to transform the world economy, and, though the transition may be painful, the United States is well-positioned to take advantage of these new opportunities. Panelists will discuss the impact of changing demographics and advancing technology on the U.S. economy and what the United States can do to manage these changes and seize their potential, including improving the educational system, removing bias in AI, and ensuring a growing, productive population.

The Hoover Institution hosts a public panel discussion "Emerging Technology and the U.S. Economy" on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:15pm PST.

In the News

China Is The 'Absolute Winner' In AI Today

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Financial Review
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The founder and chief executive of Everledger, Leanne Kemp, has a unique view on the emerging conflict between the United States and China over technological supremacy - in which China could have the upper hand.

The Beginning Of A Techie Cold War?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

All this is taking place against the backdrop of a trade war between the two biggest economies in the world. It's a fascinating episode, not least because it has a history of its own.

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Cost-Effective Approaches to Save the Environment, with Bjorn Lomborg

interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, March 4, 2019


Bjorn Lomborg breaks down the costs of current proposed policies to relieve climate change and proposes cost-effective and economically feasible alternative solutions.


Timothy Garton Ash: Facebook, Free Speech, And Democracy

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia University of Oxford
Friday, March 1, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash takes part in a panel discussion concerning nine ways Facebook can make itself a better forum for free speech and democracy.
Analysis and Commentary

Someone Lift The Online Fog

by Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Economic Times
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
On February 14, even as the news of the grisly terrorist attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir, rocked India, the Indo-US Commercial Dialogue and the Indo-US CEO Forum convened in New Delhi. GoI noted that the forum will help highlight key market access issues enabling ease of doing business in both countries. But was that mere lip service? Or, as recent reports suggest, could India and the US be heading for a trade war?

Trade, Technology, And Jobs: How To Think About Free Trade

by John B. Taylorvia PolicyEd
Friday, February 15, 2019

The consequences of free trade are very similar to what happens when a new technology is invented. In both cases goods and services get better and more affordable for everyone, new jobs are created, and some jobs are replaced. So, the next time someone proposes new trade barriers, imagine instead that they had proposed outlawing a new invention.


Marko Kounalakis: Globalization, Robots, And The Future Of Work

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis talks with Richard Baldwin about his new book, The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work.

In the News

British Financial Historian Niall Ferguson Says Bitcoin Is “An Option On Digital Gold”

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Cryptosumer
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Niall Ferguson, British economic and financial historian, believes that Bitcoin (BTC) is “an option on digital gold,” as he said in an interview with a blockchain magazine Breaker Mag on Feb. 13.

Analysis and Commentary

Pay For Your Facebook posts?

by Chirantan Chatterjee, Haifeng Huangvia Economic Times (India)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Would democracy worldwide be safer if social media companies like Facebook self-regulated and made people actually pay for their posts? This is a valid question at a time when Facebook has started labelling ‘political ads’ before India goes to polls, while last week, regulators in Germany outlawed the company’s ‘unrestricted collection and assigning of non-Facebook data’ (read: ads) to user accounts.


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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.