A Senate working group recommends allocating $32 billion yearly for various AI programs, spanning infrastructure, national security, and innovation challenges.

Led by Sen. Chuck Schumer, the bipartisan group emphasises cross-government AI R&D efforts and support for American AI hardware and software development.

The proposal includes funding for AI grand challenges to stimulate transformative applications and readiness for cybersecurity in elections.

Additionally, it aims to modernise government services through AI technologies and address regulatory gaps in finance and housing.

Despite the ambitious roadmap, actual legislation may face delays amid election-related activities, raising questions about the relevance of proposed priorities in a rapidly evolving AI landscape.