(TechCrunch) Top tech executives from Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Oracle will meet at the White House December 6 to discuss “bold, transformational ideas” focused on U.S. innovation. The meeting, framed as a “roundtable discussion” by is expected to cover a broad range of emerging tech topics, from 5G to AI to quantum computing, which “can help ensure U.S. leadership in industries of the future,” according to a White House email.
Earlier in the year, Federal officials and industry leaders — including representatives from Microsoft and Google — met at a White House summit to spark new initiatives in quantum information science. They discussed the recommendations contained in a newly released strategic overview: setting up a U.S. Quantum Consortium, modeled after past efforts such as the non-profit, industry-led Semiconductor Research Corp.; and establishing a set of Grand Challenges to focus quantum computing research. Click here for more info on that September 24 discussion on quantum computing between White House and technology representatives.