Defense

A $100 billion proposal to boost U.S. AI funding

Sen. Chuck Schumer gesticulates during a speech
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A proposal for $100 billion in new funding for fundamental AI research is circulating Congress with bipartisan support, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday.

Why it matters: Without a big increase in money for AI research, experts say, the U.S. is liable to fall behind fast-moving adversaries like China on critical emerging tech.

U.S. releases Baghdadi raid video and warns of ISIS reprisal attacks

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, speaks as a picture of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is seen during a press briefing
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, holds a press briefing at the Pentagon Wednesday. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Defense Department released video Wednesday of the U.S.-led raid in northwestern Syria in which Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed last weekend — as officials warned they're expecting ISIS to try to retaliate over his death.