A technical meeting on the EU Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) failed to reach an agreement on Friday. France, Germany, and Italy have asked to retract the proposed tiered approach for foundation models, causing a deadlock that may put the whole legislation at risk if not resolved soon. The EU policymakers are struggling to address the issue of foundation models, especially given the rise of OpenAI's ChatGPT. Previous reports suggested implementing tiered rules for foundation models but lobbying from Freanch AI startup Mistral and German AI company Aleph Alpha appears to have put an end to this approach. The Council of the European Union is now expected to come up with a new proposal.
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