Researchers think tanks, and civil society organizations endorse the Spanish approach to risk management in the EU AI Act, focusing on the responsibilities of AI developers. They argue this is crucial to protect EU citizens and industry, especially in regulating foundation models. The letter calls for robust regulation to support SMEs and safeguard European society, emphasizing the need to resist lobbying by large tech companies for a responsible AI development framework in Europe.
The European Commission proposed a compromise for the EU's AI law, focusing on general-purpose AI (GPAI) models and introducing codes of practice for models with systemic risks. This proposal aims to address disagreements among EU countries about regulating powerful foundation models like GPT-4. The compromise maintains a tiered approach, differentiates between GPAI models and systems, and suggests obligations for models with systemic risks, including transparency requirements and risk mitigation measures. This is part of the final negotiation phase for the landmark AI Act.
The European Parliament has voted to extend the ban on social scoring systems to private companies and reduce the role of the European AI Office. This includes changes such as removing references to the principles of data minimisation and data protection by default, excluding open-source AI models from the scope of the regulation and introducing regulatory sandboxes to help developers of high-risk AI systems.
After a crunch meeting, European lawmakers have halted their efforts to pass the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act, delaying the adoption of the legislation that would set standards for the use of AI across the 27-nation bloc. Despite the delays, the European Commission is still pushing for the Act to be adopted before the end of the year.
The European Parliament is currently considering a package of measures to regulate AI in the EU, including a definition for AI, a list of prohibited practices, and stricter requirements for high-risk AI systems. The proposed definition follows the US National Institute of Standards and Technology's model, and the list of prohibited practices includes AI systems using biometric traits to categorise people.
The European Union has proposed the ChatGPT Amendment to regulate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in online communication, due to public outrage over the misuse of AI. The Amendment has the potential to affect user privacy, data collection and the development of new technologies, and therefore has important implications for businesses that rely on AI-based technologies for their operations.