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EU Lawmakers Committee Reach Agreement On AI Act

 |  April 27, 2023

The European Union lawmakers have made progress in creating comprehensive laws for Artificial Intelligence with their preliminary agreement on the landmark Artificial Intelligence Act.

The draft rules for protecting citizens from the risks of emerging technology, such as AI-powered chatbots, were proposed by the European Commission almost two years ago. This was in response to the technology’s increased popularity and investment, particularly after the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

The draft was approved by MEPs in a vote held on Thursday, and will now move on to the trilogue stage where EU lawmakers and member states will work on finalizing the details of the bill.

Read more: EU Parliament Considers Amendments To AI Act

The proposed regulations will categorize AI tools based on their assessed level of risk, ranging from minimal to limited, high, and unacceptable. Although the use of high-risk tools will not be prohibited, transparency in their operation will be required.

Companies utilizing generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT or image generator Midjourney, are required to disclose whether copyrighted material was utilized in the development of their systems.