Proposals for the EU Artificial Intelligence Act

Much like the debate on data privacy that resulted in the GDPR regulations, we’re in the early stages of legislation around AI and its use. The latest EU proposal for regulation on laying down rules to harmonize Artificial Intelligence (the Artificial Intelligence Act) is providing a view into the battleground areas, and is an indication of where this is likely to end up.

Faced with the rapid technological development of AI and a global policy context where more and more countries are investing heavily in AI, the EU must act as one to harness the many opportunities and address challenges of AI in a future-proof manner. To promote the development of AI and address the potential high risks it poses to safety and fundamental rights equally, the Commission is presenting both a proposal for a regulatory framework on AI and a revised coordinated plan on AI.