White House to Propose Doubling of Spending on Quantum Information Sciences According to Sources
(NYTimes) According to two sources, today the White House will propose a big jump in U.S. government spending on artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information sciences research and development in its 2021 budget proposal.
The Trump administration wants Congress to double spending on AI R&D funding from $973 million to nearly $2 billion by 2022 and to double spending on quantum information sciences spending to $860 million within two years.
The White House is also focused on boosting quantum information research as part of its effort to support future industries. Still in its infancy, quantum computing aims to operate millions of times faster than today’s advanced supercomputers using quantum mechanics.