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demystifying the draft eu artificial intelligence act

Michael Veale (University College London) and Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius (Radboud University & Digital Legal Lab) published a draft paper on the EU’s proposed Artificial Intelligence Act, giving an overview of the Act and analyzing its implications and its loopholes.

The eagerly awaited proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act was finally published by the European Commission on 21 April 2021. The proposed AI Act is an ambitious, first-of-its-kind attempt to regulate AI technologies and to harmonize existing AI laws across Europe. However, the Act is not without its problems and pitfalls.

In a new pre-print paper exploring the proposed AI Act, researchers Michael Veale and Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius take a critical look at the proposal. They find that some aspects of the AI Act, such as different rules for different risk-levels of AI, make sense. But they also argue that several aspects, including the enforcement regime and the effect of maximum harmonization on the space for AI policy more generally, are cause for  concern.

the paper

Michael Veale and Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius published their paper, Demystifying the Draft EU Artificial Intelligence Act, on SocArXiv on 6 July 2021. 

It’s a pre-print, so suggestions are welcomed by the researchers. Read their draft paper by clicking below.