“The National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) proposed FY2020 budget features $492 million for artificial intelligence (AI) and $106 million for quantum information science (QIS) research and development (R&S) funding, despite the White House’s proposed cuts to overall NSF R&D.”
“AI and QIS are among the overall budget’s four stated research and development priorities, however, so the administration designated two separate funds to drive those initiatives. The proposal specifies NSF will receive supplemental R&D budgeting to help advance the administration’s AI and QIS goals.” Read the full article here.
Source: NSF’s R&D Budget Request Upholds White House AI, Quantum Initiatives – March 19, 2019. MeriTalk.