AI technologies are increasingly being incorporated into newsrooms, but with trust in media already in a precarious position, concerns remain that introducing machine learning could worsen the situation.
The Slovenian Presidency circulated a compromise text on the EU's draft AI Act, including major changes in the areas of social scoring, biometric recognition systems, and high-risk applications, while also identifying future points for discussion.
The German ‘traffic light‘ coalition plans on banning biometric facial recognition and restricting the usage of mass surveillance tools, which marks a departure from the stance of the former government.
The recent parliamentary report on AI calls for the AI Act not to overburden companies and be more innovation-friendly. Member states have similar concerns, with Estonia being particularly outspoken on the issue.
Open source software boosted the European Union’s GDP by between €65 to €95 bn in 2018, a new report published by the European Commission on Monday (6 September) has shown, but warned that the EU should do more to actively promote open technologies.