Technology is always a mixed blessing. We can all think of ways in which new technologies have been used for destructive purposes or had unintended consequences. Yet we also know that without technology we would live much shorter and more constrained lives than we now enjoy.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Data-Driven Innovation Project explores the rapid advancements happening in the digital economy as well as the inventive use of data for good. The promise of bigger and better data is a future of greater opportunity and growth. The Foundation is conducting research activities and a series of events around the country in order to highlight this potential.
We encourage you to read the blog posts and research reports here to gain a full understanding of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's work on data-driven innovation.
The Federal Trade Commission this week explored the issue of whether existing laws would protect Americans from data abuse.
On Sept. 12, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted a Google Hangout on the topic of data-driven innovation.
We invited two great data experts who outlined their thoughts on how the explosion of data is transforming the way we live, work and give back.
Roughly one-third of manufacturers may be seeing returns of more than 25% on their investments in data collection. But things could be even better.
How does a young historian use data to build her family tree?
What was the data editor The Economist doing at a farm show in Indiana? Discussing the future.
In recent weeks, the deadly hemorrhagic virus Ebola has ravaged large swaths of West Africa, infecting thousands of people, including many caretakers. The advance of this disease is as tragic as it is expected.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is continuing its exploration of data-driven innovation, and offers this roundup of data-related stories from the past week.