2017 was full of technological advances and introductions of cool new gadgets. A common theme among some of the most notable advances and new devices was the integration of artificial intelligence in smart and innovative ways.
After reading the two presidential documents, I've found a striking resemblance in them: the unprecedented emphasis laid on innovation, an area I believe the two countries have as much, if not more, to cooperateon rather than compete. Trump mentioned innovation at least 30 times in his first national security strategy, more than double the occurrences in the 2015 strategy by his predecessor Barack Obama. It occurs more than 50 times in Xi's landmark work report at the Party congress.
“Overall, it will help manufacturers bring their innovations to market more efficiently by providing a transparent process for future submissions and making sure our regulatory approach is properly tailored to the unique opportunities and challenges posed by this promising new technology,” explained FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD.
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) announced today that advancements in new technology and innovation through techniques and materials will directly have an impact on affordable energy prices in 2018. The popularity and increasing affordability of traditional energy and renewable resources, coupled with the race to optimize access to our resources and build smarter cities, is ushering in a new era for U.S. energy development.
President Trump is unveiling a new national security strategy that focuses on ensuring U.S. economic prosperity, defending the homeland and posturing the nation to compete against rising technological powers. In the strategy, the administration coins the phrase, “national security innovation base,” to describe a key asset that the United States must protect.
The United States has lost its lead in the race to provide the next generation of high-intensity lasers, a new study concluded. According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report, Europe and Asia have leaped ahead in a "second laser revolution" that will be used in medicine, nuclear weapons development, manufacturing, and science.
China ranks second only to the United States in terms of internet development and innovation, but among the worst on cybersecurity and industry infrastructure, according to a survey of 38 countries by a Beijing-backed think tank.
One surprising takeaway: Silicon Valley no longer rules the roost when it comes to creating hot consumer tech products. But that's because it's already moved on to the next big cycle of innovation. If you're looking for the next viral camera app or social network as evidence of Silicon Valley innovation, you're missing the bigger picture. The valley is still a hotbed of innovation, but innovation looks different now.
The American patent system is the lifeblood of the U.S. innovation economy. Businesses that secure patents innovate at higher rates than those that lack intellectual property; startups and new businesses that hold patents attract capital more easily than those that do not; and startups that obtain a patent are more likely to go public.
Net neutrality is the concept that all internet traffic should be treated equally, no matter what internet service provider (ISPs) is carrying it. ISPs claim such rules stifle investment and innovation. Net neutrality advocates fear repealing net neutrality rules would allow ISPs to prioritize traffic, which would put more power in the hands of larger telecom companies.