The EU is marching ahead with its comprehensive regulation of artificial intelligence. Earlier this month, the EU Parliament reached agreement on amended text to the draft of AI Act, originally proposed by the EU Commission. If passed, the EU touts that the AI Act “will be the world’s first rules on Artificial Intelligence.”
The official title: REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL LAYING DOWN HARMONISED RULES ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ACT) AND AMENDING CERTAIN UNION LEGISLATIVE ACTS.
One of the amendments added is a requirement for generative AI platforms to disclose the use of copyrighted materials: the companies must “document and make publicly available a sufficiently detailed summary of the use of training data protected under copyright law.“
eu parliament amended draft text of ai act (May 9, 2023)
eu commission draft of ai act (April 21, 2021)
According to the EU Parliament: “Before negotiations with the Council on the final form of the law can begin, this draft negotiating mandate needs to be endorsed by the whole Parliament, with the vote expected during the 12-15 June session.”
We will summarize the AI Act in a future post. The basic approach of the AI Act is to categorize uses of AI into 4 levels of risk, and to tailor the regulation to each risk level.