February 11, 2020

Trump Proposes a Cut in Research Spending, but a Boost for AI

Featuring Martijn Rasser

Source: Wired

Journalist Will Knight

President Trump Monday proposed cutting federal research spending—except in key areas including artificial intelligence and quantum technologies.

Trump’s budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1 proposes spending $142.2 billion in research and development, 9 percent less than in the current year. The White House says its proposal is 6 percent more than it requested last year.

Read the full story and more in WIRED.

Authors

  • Martijn Rasser

    Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Martijn Rasser is a Senior Fellow in the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Rasser served ...