WASHINGTON, DC — The American Edge Project, a coalition of two dozen domestic organizations, launched “Game Changer,” a new ad showcasing how American innovation in artificial intelligence (AI) and other cutting-edge technologies are empowering small businesses.

The spot features the owner of a growing beverage company who credits AI and digital tools with helping her run her business more efficiently and effectively. It goes on to emphasize the importance of protecting America’s competitive edge to support small businesses and consumers.

“American leadership in artificial intelligence is a game-changer for small business owners and entrepreneurs across the country,” said Doug Kelly, CEO of the American Edge Project. “It is essential that our leaders pursue smart policies that promote innovation and help ensure that entrepreneurs and small businesses can harness transformative technologies to thrive, expand, and prosper.”

Watch “Game Changer” here.


“My husband and I own a growing beverage company.

“We rely on e-commerce and digital tools to build our business and launch new products.

“Thanks to American investments in AI, we’re using this technology to run our business more efficiently.

“Artificial intelligence is a game-changer…

 … and I’m excited that the U.S. is leading the world in its development.

“Our leaders should continue to protect America’s competitive edge…

… to strengthen small businesses like ours.”


The American Edge Project is a coalition of domestic organizations representing a cross-section of U.S. innovators who are dedicated to telling the story about technology’s positive influence on America’s economy and the vital role innovation plays in our society. Former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, former U.S. Representative Chris Carney, and former Federal Election Commission Chairman Bradley A. Smith are directors of the American Edge Project. AEP’s National Security Advisory Board is comprised of Former White House Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend; retired four-star General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., United States Marine Corps (USMC), who served as former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Michael J. Morell. Former U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) serve as Co-Chairs of the Project’s Economic Advisory Board. Former U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) and Former U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) serve as Co-Chairs of the Project’s Open & Accessible Internet Advisory Board.

Visit AmericanEdgeProject.org for more information.