EU unveils new Artificial Intelligence Rules

Dr. Susanna Grech Deguara | Published on 04 May 2021

EU unveils new Artificial Intelligence Rules

The EU Commission has revealed its latest legislative framework with regard to the regulation of AI. With the aim of creating a global standard, the EU Commission has adopted a risk-based approach to regulating this vast and ever-growing computer science. The legislative framework creates a four tier risk system which can be updated with the emergence of new technologies. 

AI - The Legal Framework

The new framework introduces an outright ban on governmental social scoring. This is a system that judges people based solely on their behavior. The ban extends also over the use of AI to exploit children. "It can be a case where a toy uses voice systems to manipulate a child into doing something dangerous," EU Executive Vice President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager said. "Such uses have no place in Europe and therefore we propose to ban them." 

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