|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2021) 206|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 21 April 2021, aimed at addressing the risks of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and positioning the European Union (EU) in a leading role globally.
The proposal sets out the first ever legal framework on Artificial Intelligence in the European Union. It establishes rules for the development, placement on the market and use of AI systems in the EU following a proportionate risk-based approach. It proposes a single future-proof definition of AI. It also prohibits certain AI practices perceived as harmful, while specific restrictions and safeguards are proposed in relation to certain uses of remote biometric identification systems. The initiative lays down a risk methodology.
The proposed regulatory framework serves the following objectives:
This initiative was tabled by the European Commission on 21 April 2021, as part of a legislative package on Artificial Intelligence (AI) overviewed by the Communication on Fostering a European approach to Artificial Intelligence.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, 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]|