The World’s First AI Rules Are On The Way
The European Parliament has taken an essential step for safe, transparent, traceable, non-discriminatory and environmentally friendly AI systems.
On May 11, during the meeting of the Internal Market Committee and the Civil Liberties Committee in the European Parliament, a draft negotiating mandate on the first-ever rules for Artificial Intelligence was adopted with 84 votes in favor of these regulations. After these rules are approved, they will be the world’s first rules on AI.
As a very recent development, on June 14, 2023, the Parliament voted in favor of its negotiating position on the AI Act.
The draft aims to provide a uniform definition for AI and impose obligations on the providers and users with a risk-based approach. The draft aims to eliminate the possible discriminatory or manipulative uses of AI systems that may be harmful to people’s fundamental rights or environment. By this mean, a new set of rules to prevent AI systems from social scoring, biometric categorization and emotion recognition will be introduced.
On the other hand, it is also addressed that generative AI systems, such as GPT, contain high risks for the breach of fundamental and environmental rights as well as democracy and rule of law, so the draft also aims to ensure these systems fully fulfill transparency requirement and take necessary measures from generating illegal content.
Finally, in the draft Act the citizens are provided the right to file complaints about AI systems.