Advancing a More Productive Tech Economy
Stanford HAI and the Stanford Digital Economy Lab submitted this response in January 2022 to support the work of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to advance a more productive technology economy. NIST’s work in this area is more essential than ever as remote work, artificial intelligence (AI), and other new technologies change the job landscape and the future of the economy. In this submission, we discuss why productivity has not been sufficiently understood or measured, especially from AI; how AI is still emerging and may help workers and economic growth; and the need for immigration reform to attract and retain top talent. This response was co-led by Erik Brynjolfsson and Georgios Petropoulos.