Quick guide to possible new EU rules on AI 04 March 20

On 19 February 2020, the European Commission put forward its new strategy to shape Europe’s digital future, announcing its areas of focus for the next five years: technology that works for people; a fair and competitive economy; and an open, democratic and sustainable society. In this context, the Commission foresees a number of new regulatory and policy initiatives, with the aim to provide a model approach for other regions of the world. 

One of the initiatives put forward alongside the new European digital strategy was a  white paper on artificial intelligence (AI), followed by a  public consultation,  which  is ongoing until 31 May 2020.

Cullen International’s new report outlines the key aspects of the Commission white paper on artificial intelligence (AI), helping stakeholders to get a clear understanding and prepare their positioning. The white paper consults on different options for a legislative framework for trustworthy AI and will be a critical input for the Commission’s final decisions on AI, including the appropriate level of regulatory intervention.

The potential regulatory framework the Commission is considering in the white paper follows a risk-based approach, where high-risk AI applications, which pose significant risks for fundamental rights and safety, may be subject to mandatory requirements and a prior conformity assessment before they can be launched onto the market.

If you are preparing for this public consultation or would simply like to find out more, you can “access the full content” of the report below or - if you are not subscribed to our European Digital Economy service - “request access” via the button.

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