Artificial Intelligence technologies in the EU are set to come under the scope of new legislation that the European Commission aims to put forward in April.
This comes after a protracted period of policy consultation on the best direction for the EU to pursue in the field, with risks and benefits of equal measure being weighed up against one another.
There has been no shortage of those calling for the EU to equip itself with the resources to compete more seriously on the world stage in the development of innovative AI technologies. But on the same point, some stakeholders have been keen to remind the EU of the importance of preserving fundamental rights to privacy and the potential pitfalls that may arise should risks be overlooked.
This policy brief analyses the current state of play in the EU with regards to the foreseen regulatory frameworks for AI, the different positions thus far adopted by policy stakeholders, and ultimately the future for next-generation AI on the bloc.