FedScoop – The Congressional Budget Office has put a price tag on a new effort to coordinate federal quantum information science research.
The Truth About Cars – Autonomous vehicles have created an endless series of unanswerable questions. As the technology continues to advance, decisions on how best to implement it have not.
The New York Times – A bill in the California legislature would regulate bots by making them disclose their automated nature. But how?
Forbes – Regulators need to start using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to adapt rules quickly to a rapidly changing financial system, said Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina.
Automotive News – Safety and consumer advocates are urging senators to reject a parliamentary maneuver to secure passage for stalled legislation governing self-driving cars by attaching it to a must-pass reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Reuters – A decade of inaction by the Republican Party on climate legislation will end next week when one its own offers a carbon tax bill, which is sure to fail in the House of Representatives.
STAT – A Senate report lays out systematic failures in the reporting system for suspicious opioid orders, faulting some drug distributors and manufacturers for their roles and criticizing the Drug Enforcement Administration for a years-long lull in enforcement actions.
Nextgov – Policymakers and technology experts said without a broad national strategy for driving artificial intelligence forward, the US risks letting global competitors direct the growth of the budding industry.
Optics.org – The bipartisan legislation will create a comprehensive national policy to encourage quantum research and technology and help establish a workforce capable of transforming that work into real-world applications.
The Blade – A broad coalition of 75 industry, government, and military dignitaries has come out in support of President Trump’s plan to bail out the nation’s nuclear plants, agreeing that more premature closures pose a national security threat.