EU Countries Agree to Regulate Artificial Intelligence
After a ten-hour meeting, European Union countries agreed on rules that will regulate artificial intelligence in the EU, Reuters reports, citing its own sources.
The regulation will apply to systems such as ChatGPT. EU officials hope for the support of legislators in regulating AI. Consistency will open up new opportunities for the introduction of artificial intelligence, in particular, in the EU defence sector.
Negotiations will continue with a focus on the issue of AI's participation in biometric surveillance, which EU lawmakers are seeking to ban.
Earlier, Germany, France, and Italy reached an agreement on how artificial intelligence should be regulated in the future. The governments of the three countries advocate the adoption of mandatory obligations for both large and small AI providers in the EU.
In the adopted document, the countries warned against giving a clear competitive advantage to smaller European providers rather than to the largest AI providers, in particular from the United States, due to concerns about the decline in confidence in the security of these providers.
Therefore, rules of conduct and transparency should be mandatory for all. Initially, no sanctions should be imposed.
The three governments have suggested that a system of sanctions could be set up if a breach of the code of conduct is detected, and that a European body would monitor compliance with the standards in the future.
In early November, 28 countries agreed that artificial intelligence poses a potentially catastrophic threat to humanity at the AI Security Summit organised by the UK and signed the so-called Bletchley Declaration. The signatories agreed to work together on AI security research, despite signs that the US and the UK are competing for leadership in developing new regulations.
Earlier, the UK's National Cyber Security Centre said that artificial intelligence poses a threat to the country's next parliamentary elections, and cyberattacks by hostile countries and their proxies are becoming increasingly difficult to track.
In the summer, the British authorities warned about the risks of using chatbots controlled by artificial intelligence, claiming that they could be tricked into performing malicious tasks.
As The Gaze previously reported, from September 2024, the MIA artificial intelligence system will be included in the high school curriculum in France.