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One Host One Home

By Kathy Lin Published March 24, 2017

When Airbnb was first launched as a platform for individuals to rent out their homes and rooms over short-term periods, there was very little regulatory concern. However, as the company has grown in popularity, many city officials accuse Airbnb for contributing to the housing affordability crisis and inviting unwelcome commercial operators who may be converting housing to illegal hotels.

The Future of Autonomous Vehicles

By Kathy Lin Published February 24, 2017

Dramatic advances in science and technology are leading us into an unknown future far beyond the scope of current regulations in place. The technology behind driverless cars are no longer a future fantasy but rather a present reality. However, despite this readily available new technology, these cars are still rare due to lags in regulation. While regulators have endorsed new rapid-developing technologies, they are now tasked with balancing the interests of companies such as Tesla, Google, and Uber, with the growing public concerns of safety and reliability.

The Rise of Medical Device Data

By Kathy Lin Published October 27, 2016

Medical devices are finally marked with unique IDs thanks to a system newly created by the Food and Drug Administration. This new identification system easily lets providers know which patients have a particular implantable device. However, many hospitals don't have the inventory management software to adopt these new codes.

Unleashing the Power of Technology in Education

By Kathy Lin Published September 22, 2016

Technology has had a tremendous impact on education, changing the way we deliver information, make decisions, and ensure student success. Through public-private partnerships like ConnectEd, the government can overcome limitations in ensuring equitable educational outcomes and transform the education system through technological innovation.

Not Made in the USA

By Kathy Lin Published April 3, 2016

Innovation plays a vital role in the economic prosperity and productivity of the United States. Our society is driven by new ideas and new technologies... but where is this innovation stemming from? While the stereotype may be bright, tech savvy entrepreneurs in their 20's, a study released by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation reveals that the truth couldn't be more different. So who are these innovators really and what can policymakers do to empower these individuals and encourage new advancements?