The European Union is working on its first artificial intelligence law

The European Union wants the artificial intelligence law to be agreed this year, but to enter into force by 2025.

The European Union has shown interest in reaching an agreement in the bloc for the creation of an artificial intelligence law that can govern all its participating countries.

The European Commission declares that, although it is expected that this can be approved until the end of the year, it is expected that it can enter into force in 2025.

Rules for the AI

For the Digital Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, “the development of AI at the moment seems to be exponential”, but not the laws in this regard.

Vestager pointed out that artificial intelligence “has been a constant on the agenda” among the member countries of the European Union.

The European Commission presented a proposal to regulate AI systems in April 2021, the bloc’s first legislation that aims to “safeguard the fundamental values ​​and rights of the EU and the safety of users by forcing systems considered to be of high risk to meet mandatory requirements related to its reliability”.

Although artificial intelligence developers would only see clear and concise rules about their technology after this project, they are already subject to European legislation on fundamental rights, consumer protection and rules on product safety and responsibility.

What is expected

AI is increasingly used in areas such as entertainment (content personalization), online commerce (prediction of consumer tastes), household appliances (intelligent programming) and electronic equipment (use of virtual assistants such as Siri or Alexa , among others).

It is expected that the agreements of this law will introduce additional requirements to address risks, such as human supervision or the obligations of clear information on the capabilities and limitations of artificial intelligence.