Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

In his 2019 State of the Union address, President Trump stressed the importance of investing in cutting-edge industries of the future. On February 11, the President signed an executive order to encourage further AI research and development. AI technologies are already transforming nearly every area of our lives. Even now at the earliest stages of ...
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U.S. and Japanese Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation. Ambassador Hagerty tweeted his congratulations to the American and Japanese scientists saying, “Congrats to both James Allison and Tasuku Honjo on your Nobel Prize! ...
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The World Celebrates NASA Pioneer Katherine Johnson on her 100th Birthday

Katherine Johnson, a trailblazing mathematician whose calculations were instrumental in every major NASA spaceflight program, celebrated her 100th birthday on August 26. One of her colleagues at NASA said, “It’s an important story – how she empowered women of all races. And she encouraged kids to learn. She influenced culture here at NASA, but also ...
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U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Dialogue on Space Issues Joint Statement

On May 16, the U.S. and Japan held their fourth meeting of the Comprehensive Dialogue on Space in Washington, D.C., advancing a long history of space cooperation between our two nations. This fourth Comprehensive Dialogue on Space continues the work to enhance and strengthen cooperation between the two countries from a broad, inclusive, and strategic ...
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