The National Science Foundation plans to support research efforts to further explore quantum science in the technology areas of computing, communications, sensors and simulation, the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association reported Monday. NSF will help selected research institutes address quantum-related scientific, technological, educational and workforce objectives under the Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes program.Read More »
The National Science Foundation issued a request for information seeking industry comments on the challenges and updates to U.S. strategic computing to maintain scientific, technological and economic leadership. The RFI issued Tuesday on Federal Register aims to guide the agency in developing a new National Strategic Computing Initiative.Read More »
A subcommittee within the National Science and Technology Council urges agencies to help sustain the country's spot as the world's frontrunner in quantum information science. NSTC's Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science seeks agency input regarding eight different questions on the scientific area as the council works to develop a QIS strategic overview, the National Science Foundation said Thursday in a Federal Register notice.Read More »
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed and tested a framework to support the learning capacity of artificial intelligence platforms under a project with the U.S. Army. The Army-funded Learn to Grow effort aims to reduce the cases of AI forgetting about learnings, the service branch said Monday. The effort's team also demonstrated the use of the framework to help an AI system better perform previous tasks.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee released the draft funding bill for NASA and the departments of Commerce and Justice for fiscal year 2020, which would support the initiatives to combat crimes, create jobs, improve U.S. infrastructure and to fight climate change. The Commerce, Justice and Science funding bill issued Thursday would provide $73.9 billion to the agencies, nearly $10 billion higher than the FY19 budget.Read More »
NASA and the National Science Foundation are supporting the Trump administration's plan to boost the country's science, technology, engineering and math education. The effort, named Charting a Course for Success: A Federal Strategy for STEM Education, encourages stakeholders, academia and industry to fortify the nation's STEM education and workforce, NASA said Wednesday.Read More »
The National Science Foundation has launched a competition that aims to develop a model that individuals can use to select career opportunities in the government that match with their skills and interests.
The House Armed Services Committee has named Eric Schmidt, technical adviser to Alphabet’s board; and Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft Labs; to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. The commission was formed through the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to assess developments in AI, machine learning and related technologies as well as their implications for national security, the committee said Wednesday.