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.