European Parliament Committees vote in favour of AI Act

13/02/2024 | European Parliament

On Tuesday, 13 February, the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted overwhelmingly (71-8 with 7 abstentions)  in favour of the provisional agreement to approve the result of negotiations on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act)

The new law regulates the development and deployment of AI systems while banning specific applications considered too dangerous. A risk-based approach will determine whether fundamental rights, democracy, the rule of law and environmental sustainability are adequately protected, with the highest-risk AI systems subject to the strictest rules. Parliament has banned a number of applications, including emotion recognition in workplaces and schools, social scoring, and AI systems that manipulate human behaviour or exploit people's vulnerabilities. Despite criticism, a number of exceptions have been included for law enforcement.

The next step will be for the proposal to be formally adopted in a vote during Parliament's plenary session in April. Once adopted, the law will apply 24 months after entry into force, although prohibited practices will be banned after 6 months.

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Artificial Intelligence Regulation, AI, Chatbots

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