MEPs make final adjustments to AI Act text before committee vote

09/05/2023 | EURACTIV

Members of the European Parliament have made final minor adjustments to the proposed EU Artificial Intelligence Act ahead of a parliamentary committee vote on 11 May. Final changes were made to provisions for foundation models and generative AI, high-risk systems, prohibited practices, governance and enforcement. 

In related news, EDRi reports that the European Parliament’s internal markets (IMCO) and civil liberties (LIBE) Committees will vote on Thursday over whether to prohibit all forms of remote biometric identification in publicly accessible spaces and biometric categorisation under the AI Act. However, The Guardian writes that a group of centre-right MEPs will oppose the ban on the grounds biometric scanning should be deployed to combat serious crimes.

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