The European Union (EU) and Google seek to define voluntary standards on artificial intelligence before the entry into force of specific legislation, said the European Commissioner for Industry, Thierry Breton.
“We agreed that we cannot afford to wait for the AI law to come into force, and work together with all developers to introduce a voluntary pact,” Breton told AFP after speaking with the CEO of
The European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, proposed AI legislation in 2021, although the issue has since become urgent.
The European Parliament must endorse the bill next monththus opening a phase of difficult negotiations with the 27 member states of the EU to define a final version.
Breton said that even if the EU were to adopt such legislation later this year, it would begin to apply “at the earliest by the end of 2025”.
European Commission Vice President Margrethe Vestager said Tuesday that US and EU officials will discuss the issue at the bilateral Trade and Technology Council (TTC) meeting, which is set to meet next week in Sweden.
Responsible use of AI
“We stand on the cusp of a new era, one that allows us to reimagine the ways in which we can significantly improve the lives of billions of people, help businesses prosper and grow, and support society in answering our questions. challenges. At the same time, we must all be clear that AI will come with risks and challenges. Against this backdrop, we commit to moving forward boldly, responsibly, and in partnership with others,” said Kent Walker, a Google official.
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