Emerging Technology

How can we shape the frontier of technological development and deployment?

Recent developments in emerging technologies have revealed there might be cracks in the Great Stagnation. Between clean energy that’s too cheap to meter, autonomous drone deliveries to your doorstep, and novel cures to deadly diseases, a world of abundance could be within reach — but we need to get the policy framework for their deployment right. Technology exhibits a great degree of path dependence, and we need to ensure that these systems are compatible with liberal democracy and don’t enable authoritarianism.

Emerging Technology
Latest Publication
Where Can Federal AI R&D Funding Go the Furthest?
Testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
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October 20th 2023
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The Case for AgARDA
The new research agency will need real funding to boost agricultural innovation
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February 28th 2023
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Unlocking American Agricultural Innovation
There is still lots of low-hanging fruit in crop biotechnology
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November 15th 2022
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Why SpaceX Is an Underrated Strategic National Asset for the U.S.
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March 4th 2022
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Emerging Technology Research Team

Tim Fist
Tim Fist
Senior Technology Fellow
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Tim Hwang
Tim Hwang
Senior Technology Fellow
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Emerging Technology
Reducing Recidivism through Innovation: Bringing Opportunities to Incarcerated Persons and Prison-Tech Startups
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January 19th 2022
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Emerging Technology
Creating an AI Testbed for Government
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January 19th 2022
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