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To “Skip the Trip,” Modernize Government

As governments and citizens continue to come to grips with the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing has become clear: big challenges lie ahead of us.

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Economic Recommendations to European Governments

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a worldwide threat and stress-test to our social, economic and political life. A stress-test that showed alarming shortcomings in certain areas of the economy. 

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IBM calls for tariff relief on US imports from China amid coronavirus

Today, IBM submitted the following letter in response to the US Trade Representative’s request for comments on COVID-19-related modifications to current 301 tariffs on imports from China.   April 17, 2020 The Honorable Robert Lighthizer United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20006   SUBJECT:     Request for Comments on Additional Modifications to […]

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IBM Encourages OMB to Prioritize International Cooperation on AI Standards 

IBM submitted the following comments to The White House regarding their recent memorandum on “Guidance for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Applications” for the heads of executive departments and agencies. (Download the PDF letter here)   March 2, 2020 Mr. Russell T. Vought Office of Management and Budget 725 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20503 RE: […]

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IBM Files Amicus Brief in Support of Preserving Open Public Interfaces 

IBM today submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court  in support of preserving the open public interfaces at issue in the case of Google v. Oracle America. IBM issued the following statement:

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IBM Urges Commerce Department to Adjust Approach on IT Supply Chain Security

IBM today submitted the following comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding their proposed rule aimed at protecting information and communications supply chains from threats presented by foreign adversaries.

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IBM Comments to USTR on France’s Digital Services Tax

IBM submitted the following letter to the U.S. Trade Representative regarding initiation of a Section 301 investigation into the government of France’s digital services tax.

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“Precision Regulation” and Facial Recognition

  AI is systemic in our daily lives. Its algorithms improve supply chains so you can get your packages in days rather than weeks. AI systems predict when your car will need maintenance, they help with the efficient delivery of energy to our homes and offices.

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HEA Reform Bills Mark Progress Toward Career Paths for More Americans

IBM issued the following statement in response to today’s House markup of the College Affordability Act:

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