White House Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Michael Kratsios confirmed on Twitter that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has promoted Lynne Parker and Winter Casey to the positions of deputy CTO. […]

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Oct. 23 hailed a report from Google that the company’s Sycamore quantum computer has achieved “an experimental realization of quantum supremacy” for a specific computational task over the abilities of classical supercomputers, and thus “heralding a much-anticipated computing paradigm.”






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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the launch of its National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes (NAIRI) program that is expected to award $120 million of grant funding over the next year to advance artificial intelligence (AI) research and promote work on large-scale, long-term research projects.






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Michael Kratsios, deputy director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), will become the Trump Administration’s first U.S. Chief Technology Officer, following Senate confirmation of his nomination on an August 1 unanimous voice vote.






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President Trump is poised to nominate Michael Kratsios to become United States Chief Technology Officer (CTO), according to numerous press reports that cite unnamed White House officials.






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President Trump’s executive order on artificial intelligence (AI) announced by the White House today focuses on prioritizing Federal government investments in AI-driven projects, and development by Federal agencies of research and development budgets for AI that will support their core missions.






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While President Trump made only an indirect mention of the importance of emerging technologies in his State of the Union speech last night, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was busy tying the President’s call for government investment in “cutting edge industries” to emerging technology sectors including quantum computing, artificial intelligence (AI), and 5G wireless services.






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Today’s meeting between top executives of several U.S tech giants and senior members of the Trump administration was a “great listening session” for the administration, said Michael Kratsios, deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, during an event today organized by the Business Roundtable.






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