The EU agrees on the first rules to limit the risks of Artificial Intelligence

The negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council (governments) have managed this Friday, after more than 35 hours of negotiation, to close a historic agreement to establish the first rules with which to limit the risks of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

“Agreement!”, the Commissioner for Industry and Digital Services, the French liberal Thierry Breton, wrote on social networks, along with a graphic to highlight that the European Union is the only region in the world with a regulation.

The negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council They began on Wednesday what was called to be the last round of negotiations for an agreement that finally did not arrive until late Friday, after overcoming the last obstacles regarding biometric surveillance and its use by security forces.

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Another key has been how introduce specific rules for foundational modelssuch as the ChatGPT or DALL-E platforms, which came to light after the European Commission presented its first regulation proposal, so this chapter has been developed during the course of the negotiation.

The objective of the new European regulation is to set safety and security standards. fundamental rights that prevent technology be used for repressive purposes, manipulative or discriminatory; but without it translating into hyperregulation that hinders the competitiveness of the European Union.