National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., chairwoman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, speaks with Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., before a hearing on June 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Bipartisan Senate bill calls on NSF to boost AI and quantum education

The NSF AI Education Act of 2024 from Sens. Moran and Cantwell tasks the National Science Foundation with supporting emerging tech outreach programs.
National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 4, 2023. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

‘Devastating’ NSF funding cuts present a ‘national security issue,’ officials tell House panel

The director of the National Science Foundation and chair emeritus of the National Science Board emphasized the need for funding in the wake of appropriations cuts.
U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D, N.Y., and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., speak to reporters following a Senate Forum on Artificial Intelligence in the Russell Senate Office Building on October 24, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images)

Government AI funding among priorities in Senate working group roadmap

The roadmap for artificial intelligence policy encourages the executive branch and appropriators to support $32 billion in annual innovation funding.
National Science Foundation Chief AI Officer Dorothy Aronson participates in a panel discussion at AI Talks on April 18, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (Scoop News Group photo)

NSF is piloting an AI chatbot to connect people with grants

The tool, which is the first artificial intelligence pilot of a commercial platform by NSF, is also serving as a way for the agency to pursue rapid…
President Joe Biden signs the CHIPS and Science Act during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Aug. 9, 2022 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NSF, NIST appropriations cuts met with disappointment as Biden seeks increases

While the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and other key CHIPS Act agencies would see boosts under Biden’s request, it still falls short…