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White House to Discuss “Transformational Ideas” with Tech Executives

By IQT News posted 30 Nov 2018

(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.

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