At ‘enjoyable’ Home Science, Lucas sees CHIPS assist as potential mannequin for AI, quantum computing

Rep. Frank D. Lucas, the brand new chairman of the Home Science, House and Know-how Committee — he calls it the “enjoyable committee” — plans to focus his panel on making certain that the historic funding appropriated by the final Congress for science, tech and vitality analysis is nicely spent. 

However Lucas additionally laid out an expansive agenda for the panel: independence for the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a federal program to develop unmanned drones, advances in fusion vitality and analysis cash for establishments apart from these on the coasts.

Usually a little-noticed committee, the Science panel will go to work within the present Congress with the potential for an ongoing distraction because of the appointment of Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., whose report of fabrications in his marketing campaign for Congress final fall has put him below intense scrutiny, together with from investigators.

Lucas, now in his fifteenth time period in Congress, regarded on the massive image in an interview.

“We are going to proceed to concentrate on the issues which can be 5 weeks, 5 months, 5 years, 5 a long time — possibly 5 centuries is just too lengthy, however 150 years from now,” Lucas mentioned. “That’s why I name it the enjoyable committee.”

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