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Technology is changing our democracy and society. We are here to navigate the disruption and ensure our American values are reflected in the technology we use.

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Technology Policy

The Current State

As we look to the future, technology cannot reinforce existing problems but rather foster innovation to drive American growth. 

“Immersive technologies are gaining a mass audience, and people are using them for various purposes, including health care, retail, and manufacturing. Society must take time to think through the implications."

About Us

As the world went online during the pandemic, millions of Americans were quickly left at the bottom of a widening digital divide. Policymakers can see that support for broadband internet availability and affordability helps ensure everyone can participate in the growing digital economy. To better understand the broadband debate, read our series of blogs on broadband policy and the digital divide.

  • Broadband

    As the world went online during the pandemic, millions of Americans were quickly left at the bottom of a widening digital divide. Policymakers can see that support for broadband internet availability and affordability helps ensure everyone can participate in the growing digital economy. To better understand the broadband debate, read our series of blogs on broadband policy and the digital divide.

  • AI

    The public is already seeing the effects of AI and other technology. Policy needs to adapt, and a series of questions should be addressed: What should be done to ensure AI promotes fairness and inclusion? How can the regulatory system evolve, while not stifling responsibly innovation? What can be done to protect privacy and security? Can AI accelerate innovation and growth? What will the workforce of the future look like? How does the United States remain competitive and lead the world in AI?

  • New Tech We’re Excited About

    How have modern technologies and the latest innovations shaped our lives, economy, and politics? Here, BPC’s Technology Project shares predictions and analyses on trends, developments, and disruptions that may catalyze significant impact on our world. If you have questions or thoughts about any technology explored here, please reach out and check this page regularly for updates.

  • Competition/Anti-Trust Resource Hub

    As Congress debates reforming anti-trust laws and competition policy for the tech sector, there is a need for a reliable source that analyzes and discusses the diverse perspectives on the issues. The Bipartisan Policy Center is interviewing experts, researching the topics, and analyzing the proposals to facilitate a standard narrative in the debate.

  • BPC XR Initiative

    Immersive technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) fall under the umbrella term XR and are reshaping society. Immersive technologies are already being used by retailers to train workers, surgeons to practice surgery, and car manufacturers to design new products, and this technology’s use raises important policy questions.

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