The EU member states unanimously approved the consolidation of the rules of the Law on Artificial Intelligence

The EU member states unanimously approved the consolidation of the rules of the Law on Artificial Intelligence

The ambassadors of the 27 member states of the European Union unanimously approved the consolidation of the rules of the Law on Artificial Intelligence. The regulation is designed to regulate AI technologies based on their ability to cause harm. Technical revision of the law took more than one month.

The representative of Belgium, as the country-head of the Council of Ministers of the EU, provided the final version of the text of the regulation at the technical meeting of the union. Most EU member states had reservations about analyzing the law. However, all these comments were removed from the approval of the vault rules on February 2.

The main opponents of the law were France, Germany and Italy, which demanded a simpler regulatory regime for powerful AI models such as OpenAI’s GPT-4. The representatives of the three countries asked to limit the regulations in this field to codes of conduct because they did not want to hinder the work of European startups, including Mistral AI and Aleph Alpha, which are theoretically able to compete with American companies.

The European Parliament declared the inadmissibility of excluding the most powerful AI models from regulation, leaving the decision on regulatory nuances to smaller entities.

In France, they want the implementation of the EU AI Law to ensure that there are no obstacles to the development of competitive AI models, to balance transparency and protection of trade secrets, to avoid burdening companies with high-risk obligations, and to reassess the thresholds and criteria used to designate AI models.

The European Commission has to adopt about 20 additional by-laws related to the provisions on II. EU member states will remain able to influence how the law will be implemented. The reduction of rules to regulations will be adopted on February 13, and a plenary vote will take place on April 10-11. The official approval will be completed by approval at the ministerial level.

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