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Europe Advances a Responsible, Ethical Vision for AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) ambition is in full swing across Europe this spring as governments roll out visionary strategies to drive the development of world-leading AI technologies.

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Letter from Business Leaders to McConnell, Schumer Urging Passage of Anti-Sex Trafficking Legislation

Leaders from top U.S. companies, including IBM Corporation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 21st Century Fox, Oracle Corporation, Walt Disney Corporation and The Home Depot, today sent the following letter to Senate leadership urging passage of anti-sex trafficking legislation:

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With Great Technology Comes Great Responsibility

In 1996, Congress passed the first major overhaul of U.S. telecommunications law in more than 60 years. Tucked away in Title V of the Telecommunications Act was a provision that granted immunity from liability for providers of an “interactive computer service” who publish content from others.

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Trade Policy: A Steely Resolve and Strong Headwinds

The European Commission’s Trade Policy Day on December 5th is a timely moment to reflect on the outlook for trade policy across the world. In recent times we’ve witnessed a torrent of political events that have altered the outlook on trade and created a shift towards mercantilism – and in some cases, pure protectionism – […]

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IBM Welcomes Administration Proposal to Reform the U.S. Tax System

Washington, D.C. (26 April 2017) – IBM today issued the following statement: “We welcome the President’s tax reform proposal. It contains many features of a competitive corporate tax system that IBM has advocated for years, including a more competitive U.S. corporate tax rate to level the playing field for American companies, and a move to […]

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THINKPolicy #10: Considering the Future and Benefits of Cognitive Computing

Human + Machine Collaboration for the Advancement of Humankind It seems like almost every day a new headline warns us that artificial intelligence (AI) will soon take over the world, or at the very least steal jobs. Even when AI is not in the news, Hollywood offers up a steady stream of entertainment that depicts […]

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THINKPolicy #9: A Conversation with Deputy United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Holleyman

(Editor’s Note: Ambassador Robert Holleyman (ARH), Deputy United States Trade Representative, yesterday spoke to more than 100 IBMers participating in the company’s annual Congressional Fly-in. His remarks focused on the economic importance of the Trans Pacific Partnership, including its landmark digital and e-commerce provisions. Holleyman then sat down with Christopher A. Padilla, IBM’s Vice President […]

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THINKPolicy #8 – Nurturing Europe’s Digital Innovation Hubs to Transform ‘Old’ Industry

The digital age has opened up all sorts of new possibilities for innovators. With unprecedented amounts of data and constantly evolving means to make sense of it, the search for the next big thing becomes more and more intense. Sometimes, though, the key to the future lies in the past. Europe’s industrial base, a historical […]

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THINKPolicy #7: Embracing Blockchain – a New Way to Get Things Done

Every now and then, a technology emerges with the potential to drive sweeping change. The personal computer. The Internet. The smartphone. Cloud computing. They reshaped industries and transformed ways that people and businesses work, connect and collaborate. Another of these exciting breakthroughs is making its way onto the list – the blockchain. In short, a […]

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