ITIF Applauds Administration Budget Proposal to Double Federal Spending on Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing

February 11, 2020

WASHINGTON—Following the White House’s release of President Trump’s proposal to double federal research and development (R&D) spending on nondefense artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS) by 2022, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy, released the following statement from ITIF Vice President for Global Innovation Policy Stephen Ezell:

ITIF applauds the administration’s proposal to increase federal investments in AI and quantum computing, because they are foundational technologies for America’s economic competitiveness and national security. These increased investments are urgently needed, as competitors from Europe to Asia are devoting significant resources and designing coordinated strategies to wrest technological leadership away from the United States. America cannot take its own leadership position in advanced technologies as a given—we must constantly earn and maintain it.