The European Parliament has passed a bill known as the Artificial Intelligence Act that imposes new restrictions on what are considered the riskiest uses of the technology. This is reported by The New York Times.
The document would severely limit the use of facial recognition software and would also require developers of AI systems, such as the ChatGPT chatbot, to disclose more information about the data used to build their programs.
Voting is just one step in a longer process. It is expected that the final version of the law will be adopted no earlier than the end of this year. It will still be agreed between the representatives of the three branches of the European Union – the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU.
As you know, the EU has been debating this topic for over two years, and the issue has gained new momentum after last year’s release of ChatGPT, which raised concerns about the technology’s potential impact on employment and society. Recently the document was supported by key committees: Committee on the Internal market and the Committee on Civil Liberties.
We will remind that Great Britain in fall 2023 will host the first major Global Summit on security of Artificial Intelligence. At the summit, it is planned to consider the risks associated with artificial intelligence. It will also be discussed how they can be mitigated through internationally coordinated action.