|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Communications Networks Content and Technology|
|Series Details||COM (2021) 205|
|Content Type||Blog, News, Policy-making|
Communication published by the European Commission on 21 April 2021, providing an overview to a legislative package on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The 2018 European Strategy on Artificial Intelligence forecast the increasing impact of AI on the way people live and work over the years. It presents a number of potential benefits and it has demonstrated its versatility across different fields of action. At the same time, its use carries certain risks and may lead to mistakes that may undermine fundamental rights and safety, as well as democratic processes.
Faced with the rapid technological development of AI and a global policy context where more countries are investing heavily in AI, the European Commission put forward a two-pronged policy - to make the European Union (EU) a world-class hub for Artificial Intelligence, while ensuring that AI is human-centric and trustworthy. The Commission's 2020 White Paper on Artificial Intelligence set out a vision for AI in the EU: an ecosystem of excellence and an ecosystem of trust.
This Communication - published by the European Commission on 21 April 2021 - provides an overview to a package of measures which include proposals for:
The 2021 Coordinated Plan on Artificial Intelligence (AI) was also published as an annex to this Communication.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Culture, Education and Research, Internal Markets, Values and Beliefs|
|Subject Tags||Digital Economy, Fundamental | Human Rights|
|Keywords||Artificial Intelligence, Digital Technology, Ethics | Ethical Matters
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|