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The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has delivered to President Trump a list of wireless spectrum research and development priorities that it says the Federal government should concentrate on in order to promote U.S. leadership in wireless communications technologies.






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As part of the recent White House executive order on artificial intelligence (AI), Federal agencies will see a push to use AI to improve citizen experience, and an increased effort to catalog investments in AI, said Dr. Lynne Parker, assistant director for artificial intelligence at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).






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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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The House voted late yesterday to approve H.R. 6227, the National Quantum Initiative Act, which would create a Federal program to speed quantum research and development “for the economic and national security” of the United States.






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What can the some of the most talented computer science researchers do with $10 million in funding over five years? As the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Expeditions in Computing program shows, they can explore the deep questions of computer science, and perhaps even create new industries.






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The White House isn’t doing enough to address in a public forum a range of artificial intelligence issues and needs to institute a public process to seek comments on AI-related issues, said a group of six industry groups and more than 80 individuals from academia and the private sector in a July 4 letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).






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The potential of artificial intelligence opens up the abundant future of game-changing machine-based applications in science, medicine, national defense, business, and just about every other area. But getting there while maintaining the U.S. lead in AI research and development will hinge on two old-school constants of innovation: money and people.






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The White House’s planned advisory committee on artificial intelligence may or may not help keep the country at the forefront of technological innovation, but it is another sign that the government is getting more serious about the importance of AI and the potential threats of falling behind in the “AI arms race.”






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Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., wrote a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to appoint qualified experts to the White House Office for Science and Technology Policy. Trump hasn’t appointed a science adviser, director for the OSTP, or a chief technology officer.






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The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) links Federal agencies, non-government organizations, and private sector companies in a collaborative effort to reduce data access barriers and create an open data platform for people to share climate information.






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