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AI, Quantum, Space Commercialization Among White House R&D Priorities


The White House.

Artificial intelligence and quantum computing are among White House research and development priorities for fiscal year 2020.

Credit: WhiteHouse.gov

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy released a memo highlighting artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing as research and development (R&D) priorities for the White House for fiscal year 2020.

The document says the Trump administration has lobbied for federal R&D funding to be "focused primarily on basic and early-stage applied research" while upholding its deregulation and privatization agenda.

The White House says investment in AI, quantum science, and supercomputing is "critically important to our national security and economic competitiveness."

AI, machine learning, and "smart and digital manufacturing" also are cited as vital to the manufacturing sector.

The administration is urging investment in science, technology, engineering, and math education and workforce development for tomorrow's technology workforce.

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