High-Performance Computing Legislation Takes First Step Toward Enactment

Peter Harsha at the Computing Research Association reports, The House Science Committee marked up the High-Performance Computing Act on Thursday. The bill is almost the same as last year, when it passed the House but died in the Senate. USACM formally commented on the merits of the legislation to Science Committee Chairman Boehlert.

The sponsors are more optimistic that they will be able to get the bill to President Bush’s desk this Congress. Considering they have two years to do so, it is a relatively safe bet.

Apparently the only sticking point at yesterday’s markup was the rejection of an amendment offered by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) to investigate the “cultural and social implications” of artificial intelligence.

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