Artificial Intelligence Act: What's Next?

Dr. Susanna Grech Deguara | 18 Oct 2023

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What is Artificial Intelligence ?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the field of computer science focused on creating systems that can mimic human intelligence and perform tasks like learning, problem-solving, language understanding, and decision-making. AI encompasses approaches like machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and robotics. Machine learning involves algorithms that enable computers to learn from data, while deep learning uses neural networks with multiple layers to process vast amounts of data. AI can be categorized into narrow AI, which performs specific tasks, and hypothetical general AI, which would possess human-like intelligence across a wide range of tasks. AI continues to evolve, with ongoing research aiming to improve capabilities and address ethical concerns.

The Artificial Intelligence Act

The European Commission's recent proposition, known as the Artificial Intelligence Act, has initiated conversations regarding the future of AI regulation. This analysis delves into the potential impacts and effects of this Act, as examined by experts from the Andersen European Technology Industry Group and the Andersen European IP, IT, and Data Protection Service Line in the following document.

What's next for Artificial Intelligence in Malta?

Malta has been actively focusing on the advancement of AI. The government has expressed a commitment to position Malta as an AI and technology hub through strategic initiatives, investment in research, and educational efforts. The private sector, including tech companies and startups, is actively integrating AI into various domains such as fintech and healthcare. Malta also created the country's official national strategy concerning artificial intelligence (AI), "Malta 2030 AI Strategy and Vision". It was formulated to prioritize investments, allocate resources, and garner attention in manners that optimize advantages for Malta while also enhancing its role in the global economy.

Have any queries on the use of AI?

AI is swiftly revolutionizing our professional and personal lives, giving rise to intricate legal and moral dilemmas regarding safeguarding users and determining accountability. As AI advances, it's crucial for legal structures to adapt accordingly, ensuring the safety of AI usage while disallowing risky AI technologies. Our team of legal experts specializing in technology is here to help you comprehend the proposed AI regulatory framework. Reach out to us for further details on how we can support you.


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