Why Nominating “AI Alarmists” for This Year’s Luddite Award Is Misguided

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation has released its nominees for its annual Luddite Awards. Recognizing “the worst of the year’s worst innovation killers,” this year’s crop includes everything from restrictions on car-sharing to bans on automatic license plate readers. But by referring to “AI alarmists” as neo-Luddites, the ITIF has gone too far. The ITIF is a not-for-profit think tank based out of Washington, D.C. that focuses on public policies that encourage technological innovation. Each year, the ITIF puts together a list of what it believes are the year’s worst innovation killers. Named in honor of Ned Lud, an Englishman who led a movement in the early 19th century to destroy mechanized looms, the award recognizes the most egregious examples of an organization, government, or individual thwarting the progress…


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