Trump budget proposal boosts funding for artificial intelligence, quantum computing

The Hill | February 10, 2020

President Trump’s budget proposal unveiled Monday includes significant funding increases for research and development of artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing. If approved, the fiscal 2021 budget would double nondefense AI spending from roughly $973 million to almost $2 billion. It would also significantly boost quantum information science research by 50 percent compared with last year, with plans to double investment by 2022. "Last year, the President committed to investing in the Industries of the Future," Michael Kratsios, the White House's chief technology officer, said in a statement.

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Tom Tidwell grew up in Boise, Idaho, and graduated from Washington State University. He has spent 32 years with the Forest Service in a variety of positions.

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Tom Tidwell grew up in Boise, Idaho, and graduated from Washington State University. He has spent 32 years with the Forest Service in a variety of positions.

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