The White House has requested big increases in research and development spending for artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS), according to President Trump’s FY2021 budget request released on Monday. Those proposed increases are part of a plan to double non-defense R&D spending on AI and QIS by FY2022, measured from funding requested in FY2020, the administration said. […]

China has significantly closed the innovation gap with the United States since 2007, and even more so since 2017, although the U.S. still leads China in research and development (R&D) spending, according to a recent Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) report.