Artificial Intelligence: Breakthroughs, Governance, and the Role of Small Businesses

At a recent hearing at the House Oversight Subcommittee on Information Technology, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) asked a panel of technologists to estimate when they believed artificial intelligence (AI) would pass the Turing Test. The Turing Test measures if a machine exhibits intelligent behavior indistinguishable from a human. The witnesses [...]

By | 2018-03-05T16:34:31+00:00 March 5th, 2018|

It’s Smart to be FRANDly: How the FRAND Commitment Will Determine the Future of Smart Cities

By Matt Schwartz In December, we outlined the emergence of Smart Cities – cities that harness technological innovations like internet of things (IoT) devices and data analytics to improve essential infrastructure in growing urban centers. The technological foundation of Smart Cities aims to improve public safety, better allocate resources, and [...]

By | 2018-03-02T12:04:08+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

ACT | The App Association Statement on Microsoft’s Supreme Court Data Access Case and the Imperative for the CLOUD Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Supreme Court Justices will hear oral arguments in the ongoing United States v. Microsoft data privacy case. The case explores whether U.S. law enforcement can compel Microsoft, a U.S. company, to provide communications content stored on a server in Ireland. In our interconnected, cloud-enabled word, [...]

By | 2018-02-27T09:58:55+00:00 February 27th, 2018|

Member Monday: Accessibility – Made for Some, Benefits for All

In this edition of Member Monday, Betsy Furler highlights her passion for,  and the importance of, accessibility in technology. By Betsy Furler, Your App Lady Within the tech community, accessibility can sometimes be a dirty word. In many cases, making technologies accessible is often an afterthought, or it’s a functionality addressed [...]

By | 2018-02-26T19:32:40+00:00 February 26th, 2018|

Accessibility All Around: New Federal Court Ruling Finds the Americans with Disabilities Act May Extend to Apps

By McKenzie Schnell Accessibility, the design of products, services, and environments for people with disabilities, is increasingly seen and enforced as a civil right. In fact, the number of civil lawsuits brought against companies that do not have accessible websites increased more than sevenfold between 2015 and 2017. While most [...]

By | 2018-02-21T11:48:31+00:00 February 21st, 2018|
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