EU Votes to Regulate AI, Industry Reactions Divided
- The European Union’s Parliament voted to push forward draft legislation called the AI Act in order to put guardrails around the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI)
- The regulations aim to address high-risk applications of AI such as facial recognition tools, predictive policing, and real-time biometrics surveillance
- Industry reactions are mixed, with some calling for rules on AI while others believe that it could hinder innovation
- Now representatives from the European Parliament, Commission, and EU Member States will meet to hash out what the final version of the legislation should be by the end of 2021.