2024

January


Turning a Policy Idea into a Pilot Project
Issues in Science and Technology

Erica Fuchs and Lisa Margonelli discuss the National Network for Critical Technology Assessment on the podcast Issues in Science and Technology.


2023


November


US draws up plans for new national body to monitor R&D strengths and weaknesses
Science|Business

NNCTA’s Erica Fuchs discusses new national body that will help government assess new technologies in Science|Business. “Does government today have in its hands the data and analytic capacity to form its national technology strategy? The answer is no, it does not,” Fuchs says. “In the end, it’s going to be a question for Congress, and what they appropriate. I would argue that we have no time to waste.”


A call for disruptive change in how the government assesses technology
Federal News Network

NNCTA’s Erica Fuchs was interviewed by the Federal News Network on the National Network for Critical Technology Assessment. Fuchs is part of a team of experts pushing for the government to change the way technology is assessed and what challenges face the U.S. “It’s not just about profit, it’s about national security, it’s about the economy, it’s about social well-being. So how do you have analytics that help you inform how to invest limited dollars across those different objectives?” Fuchs says.


October


NNCTA releases report on ways to strengthen U.S. competitiveness
National Science Foundation

The National Network for Critical Technology Assessment pursued data and advanced analytics methods and tools to advance capabilities to identify potentially optimal directions for federal research and development funding. The National Science Foundation (NSF) covered the release of the new report that identifies pathways to strengthen U.S. competitiveness in key technology areas.


Fuchs elected to the Board of the National Semiconductor Technology Center
National Institute of Standards and Technology

EPP’s Erica Fuchs was elected to the board of trustees that will oversee a nonprofit entity that is expected to run the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC). The NSTC aims to make groundbreaking innovations in semiconductor design and manufacturing and bring these technologies to market at a lower cost in a shorter amount of time.


February


Brynjolfsson speaks at Davos on AI and white collar jobs
Davos 2023

Erik Brynjolfsson was a key speaker at a Davos 2023 session on the future of AI and white collar jobs. Recent breakthroughs in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) means that increasingly complex cognitive tasks and creative production can be automated. The speakers explored whtether the implications of these developments are being overstated, or if we are approaching an inflection point and a new disruptive era for knowledge workers.