From the White House Science Fairs to The United States Digital Service, President Obama has made significant strides in encouraging the intersection of technology and government. As he prepares to exit the White House, Mr. Obama plans to further solidify that legacy by hosting a science and technology conference.
The October 13 conference will focus on “frontiers” – personal, local, national, global, and interplanetary – including topics such as artificial intelligence, robotics, climate change, space travel, and how communities are using data to improve quality of life.
“The conference will focus on building US capacity in science, technology, and innovation, and the new technologies, challenges and goals that will continue to shape the 21st century and beyond,” wrote Megan Smith, US chief technology officer, and John P. Holdren, the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, in a blog post. READ MORE.