Consumer Technology Association News

White House Hosts Meeting on Future of Artificial Intelligence

The White House plans to convene a meeting on Thursday on the future of artificial intelligence in U.S. industry with major companies including Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Google parent Alphabet Inc. and Oracle Corp. as well as senior government officials. …

Drivers Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon, Say Driverless Car Leaders

Carmakers and tech companies have fallen over one another in recent weeks to show the strides they’ve made with self-driving cars. At CES — usually a stage for bragging about futuristic bona fides — top executives are instead tamping down …

Smartphone Makers Reject Obama Call for Restrictions to Curb Distracted Driving

U.S. highway safety officials called on smartphone makers to add features that would keep motorists from using functions linked to a surge in deaths due to distracted driving, a proposal that drew immediate opposition from the electronics industry. The proposed …

How to Wrap That Toy Drone Christmas Gift in an Insurance Policy

The next wave of hobby drones will be wrapped in boxes underneath Christmas trees before they fill the skies. If industry sales projections come true, the holiday season will put tens of thousands of relative novices at the controls of …