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Trump’s new budget pours billions into AI and breakthrough R&D

The US Office of Science and Technology today appear more advice about Admiral Donald Trump‘s FY 2021 budget and, as it stands, it looks like the White House and Pentagon are assuredly accepting austere about AI and breakthrough accretion technology.

The new budget contains billions of dollars appropriate for AI analysis and development (R&D) spread out over assorted government agencies. This includes a record $1 billion set aside for non-military AI research. The Civic Science Foundation has a budget of $830 actor – a 70% access over FY 2020. Other agencies spending hundreds of millions accommodate the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, and Defense, all of which accustomed added allotment in the new budget.

President Trump‘s budget also pours money into analysis for breakthrough accretion technology including a $25 actor allocation for the architecture of a civic breakthrough internet. The total budget for breakthrough advice systems analysis will access to $237 million, double that of Trump‘s FY 2020 budget.

It’s clear that both the AI Initiative and the Breakthrough Initiative Act – issued by the admiral in 2018 and 2019 appropriately – have paid off. Both initiatives were signed with the sole intent of allegorical the associates of Congress and assorted agency leaders that US budget priorities needed to shift to accommodate a greater accent on what the White House refers to as “future tech.”

The massive budget increases come on the heels of news that the US Department of Justice has clearly answerable four Chinese aggressive associates with the Equifax breach of 2017 that afflicted 140 actor US citizens. Growing affair over China‘s adversarial AI affairs and connected IP-theft, along with apropos over its cutting-edge breakthrough computer research, has lead to a cyber cold-war wherein the People’s Republic of China appears to have the advantage.

For now, the US has the better AI and breakthrough accretion technology budget it’s ever had – whether or not it’s acceptable — or enough to catch up to China — charcoal to be seen.

The President’s budget has several directives for FY 2022 and beyond – you can read more advice here. But it’s worth advertence that under the administration of Donald Trump the US arrears has grown decidedly and steadily admitting inheriting and bolstering a strong US economy. This trend may not abide if he’s oustered by voters in the 2020 US presidential election.


Published February 11, 2020 — 22:22 UTC

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