EU to Regulate AI Strictly

EU to Regulate AI Strictly

The EU is getting rules for the use of artificial intelligence. After tough negotiations, negotiators from the European Parliament and EU states agreed on the basic principles of the “AI Act”. But there should be room for innovation.

In the future, stricter rules will apply to using artificial intelligence (AI) in the EU. After protracted negotiations, the European Parliament and EU state negotiators agreed on the “AI Act” in Brussels. The EU Parliament says this is the world’s first AI law.

The European Parliament and the states still have to approve the project, which is considered a formality. The rules are intended, among other things, to ensure the quality of the data used to develop the algorithms and that no copyrights are violated during AI development.

In addition, developers must clearly indicate that texts, images and sounds created by artificial intelligence are based on this technology. There should be stricter requirements for “risky” applications, such as critical infrastructure, security authorities and personnel management. Human control over AI, technical documentation and a risk management system should be stipulated there.

The hope is that the EU rules will find imitators around the world. Most other states have so far mainly issued regulations and decrees. In addition, the “AI Act” could serve as a blueprint for those who find the US regulations too loose and China’s requirements too restrictive.

Germany, France, and Italy had previously called for only specific AI applications to be regulated, not the basic technology itself. However, the planned rules for facial recognition using AI, for example, for national security purposes, also caused controversy. The EU states insisted on exceptions.

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