France, Germany, and Italy have reached an agreement on how to regulate artificial intelligence. This is expected to speed up negotiations at the European level. This is reported by Reuters, which has reviewed the relevant joint document.

According to it, the governments of the three countries support “mandatory self-regulation through codes of conduct” for the so-called basic AI models, which are designed to produce a wide range of results.

It is expected that developers of basic AI models will have to define special model cards. They will contain information for understanding their functioning, capabilities, and limitations.

At first, no sanctions are planned to be applied to violators of the code of conduct. But over time, a system may be developed.

The German Ministry of Economy, which is responsible for this topic together with the Ministry of Digital Technology and Transport, stated that laws and state control should not regulate AI itself, but its application.

“We need to regulate the applications and not the technology if we want to play in the top AI league worldwide,” said Volker Wissing, the country’s Minister of Digital Affairs.

In the summer, the European Parliament adopted a bill known as the Artificial Intelligence Act, which imposes new restrictions on what is considered the most risky use of the technology. The final version of the law is expected to be adopted no earlier than the end of this year.