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Artificial Intelligence

Emerging AI technologies have the potential to accelerate research and development in medicine, agriculture, transportation, education, energy, and more. How can we ensure that these technologies are designed and used responsibly—and that the benefits of AI reach everyone? What principles and guardrails should guide the development and use of AI?

Close the Broadband Gap - issue page about Rural Broadband

Close the Broadband Gap

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.

Protecting Data Privacy - issue page about technology to protect user data

Protecting 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.

Antitrust and Technology - issue page about driving competition in technology

Antitrust and Technology

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.

Strengthening Cyber Defenses - issue page about collaborating to stop cyberattacks

Strengthening Cyber Defenses

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.