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First AI law: EU ratifies agreement on rules to protect people from new technology

Major European Union lawmakers have agreed on an interim agreement on the future of artificial intelligence law. A full vote in the European Parliament is scheduled for April.

Artificial Intelligence Law

Establishing restrictions

New legislation involves establishing “fences” for the use of artificial intelligence in various fields , including banking, law enforcement, automotive, electronic products and airlines.

First AI law EU ratifies agreement on rules to protect people from new technology

Regulation of base models

Base models and generative artificial intelligence created by OpenAI with Microsoft support. Most AI programs defined as “low-risk technologies” are not covered by this legislation.

First AI law EU ratifies agreement on rules to protect people from new technology

Support from EU countries

European Union member countries supported the rules in early February following concessions from France aimed at reducing the administrative burden on “high-risk AI systems” and improving trade secret protection.

First AI law EU ratifies agreement on rules to protect people from new technology

Big Tech Fears

However, according to Reuters, big tech companies are still worried since some provisions of the law are considered "ambiguous and general".

Glossary

  • EU - European Union.
  • AI - artificial intelligence.

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Answers to questions

What agreement was adopted by the major legislators of the European Union?

Major European Union lawmakers have agreed on an interim agreement on future artificial intelligence legislation.

When is the full vote on the AI law scheduled in the European Parliament?

Full voting in the European Parliament is scheduled for April.

What restrictions does the new legislation on artificial intelligence in the European Union propose?

New legislation would create 'guardrails' for the use of artificial intelligence in a variety of industries, including banking, law enforcement, the automotive industry, electronic products and airlines.

Which AI models are regulated under the new legislation?

The underlying models and generative artificial intelligence created by OpenAI with support from Microsoft are subject to regulation. Most AI programs identified as 'low-risk technologies' are not covered by this legislation.

How much support did the new legislation receive from the European Union countries?

European Union member states backed the rules in early February following concessions from France aimed at reducing administrative burdens on 'high-risk AI systems' and improving trade secret protection.

What concerns have major tech companies expressed about the new law?

Big tech companies are still worried because some of the law's provisions are considered "ambiguous and broad," according to Reuters.


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Two key groups of EU lawmakers have approved an interim agreement on artificial intelligence law. New legislation aims to set limits on the use of AI in various industries.


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