New York (The Verge) — US announces $1 billion research push for AI and quantum computing theverge.com/2020/8/26/2140….
The White House has announced $1 billion in funding for multidisciplinary research hubs involving artificial intelligence and quantum information and computing. The hubs will be spread across federal agencies, and the White House says they are necessary for both economic prosperity and national security.
The investment is part of a slow push from the White House to fund emerging technologies. Many policy advisors have worried that America is falling behind in AI and quantum research compared to rivals like China, and warn that these technologies are instrumental not only for economic development but also national security. — James Vincent/@verge