Artificial Intelligence Act: presentation of draft report

Press Releases  IMCO  LIBE  10-05-2022 – 14:24    

The text will be discussed jointly by the IMCO and LIBE committees on Wednesday

When: 11 May 2022, 09.00 – 10.10

Where: European Parliament, Antall building, room 4Q2, Brussels

You can follow the debate via webstream

The draft report by co-rapporteurs Brando Benifei (S&D, IT) and Dragoș Tudorache (Renew, RO) is available here.

In their draft, the co-rapporteurs stress that artificial intelligence developed and used in Europe should be human-centric and trustworthy and should respect fundamental rights and Union values enshrined in the Treaties. At the same time, the regulation should not hinder but, rather, it should support innovation and the business environment.

Both of these objectives are best achieved, say MEPs, by increasing legal certainty and clarity throughout the Regulation proposal, in order to support the private sector and public authorities to comply with the new obligations.

The co-rapporteurs also agree with the risk-based approach proposed by the Commission. The obligations set out in this Regulation should only apply to forbidden practices, to high-risk AI systems, and to certain AI systems that require transparency. As such, no AI system should be excluded ex-ante, they say. They propose to add a number of use cases to the list of high-risk AI systems, and to clarify and re-balance the chain of responsibility.

Next steps

MEPs will have until the 18th of May to propose amendments to the draft. Two more rounds of debate will then take place on the amendments and compromise amendments. The draft report will be put to a vote by the two committees in late October, and in plenary in November.

Background – the AI Act

The AI Act, which is considered a main pillar of the EU digital single market strategy, will set out horizontal rules for the development, modification and use of AI-driven products, services and systems within the territory of the EU, applicable to all industries.

It aims to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market and the free movement of AI-based goods and services cross-border and to codify the high standards of the EU trustworthy AI paradigm, which requires AI to be legally, ethically and technically robust, while respecting democratic values and fundamental rights.


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