Welcome to Voices for Innovation!
Voices for Innovation (VFI) is a Microsoft-supported community of technology professionals and everyday Americans committed to advancing discussions about the most important technology policies. As citizen advocates, we champion public policies that foster innovation, support business growth, and enable technology to address societal challenges.
Affordable, Accessible High-Speed Internet for Every American
In May 2021, BroadbandNow confirmed that 42 million Americans lack access to broadband. Microsoft’s own research finds that more than 120 million people in the U.S.—representing more than one-third of our nation’s population—do not use the internet at broadband speeds.
Rights and Responsibilities When It Comes to Data Privacy
Privacy is recognized as a fundamental human right by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and many other treaties. Data-driven innovations and services should not impinge on this fundamental right.
The Need for Balanced Policy Action that Fosters Competition and Innovation
Antitrust law—also known as competition law—exists to benefit consumers by fostering healthy marketplace competition. Competition drives innovation, helps control prices, and provides choice in the marketplace.
The Need for a Joint Effort Between Government and the Private Sector
In recent years, an increasing number of sophisticated cyberattacks have targeted businesses, government agencies, schools, hospitals, non-profits, and others. The complex challenge of strengthening cybersecurity requires a coordinated effort from governments and the private sector.
Voices for Innovation Driving #TechForGood
Some of our great members had the honor of being highlighted at the 2022 Microsoft Inspire conference in this #TechForGood video. See how Microsoft partners working with VFI are making a difference in their communities.
Microsoft on the Issues
- Our investment in AI infrastructure, skills and security to boost the UK’s AI potential
- AI in Canada: meeting the opportunity
- Accelerating Sustainability with AI: A Playbook
- Microsoft announces new steps to help protect elections
- A new world of security: Microsoft’s Secure Future Initiative
- Progress with our AI commitments: an update ahead of the UK AI Safety Summit