EU Proposes Rules on the Use of AI


Date: 06-07-2021

The Commission of the European Union (EU) has released a comprehensive proposal for a regulation governing the use of artificial intelligence (AI).

Released in late April, the EU Commission’s proposal to provide harmonized rules on the use of AI provides a legal framework that would both serve to promote the use of AI in future technologies while also addressing the risks associated with its use. The proposed regulation, which complements the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) and its Law Enforcement Directive (Directive (EU) 2016/680), consists of three “core components,” as follows:

  • Provide for a technology-neutral definition of AI systems that is future proof, to the extent that it can cover techniques and approaches that are not net known or developed.
  • Avoid regulatory overreach by focusing on “high-risk” AI use cases, based on their intended purpose, the severity of potential harm, and the probability of its occurrence.