MEPs back crucial plans by the EU to prohibit unsafe and also manipulative forms of artificial intelligence and also new ways to guard against potentially high-risk software.
A group of 40 MEPs in the European parliament representing various political strands has pushed for the EU Commission to reinforce the upcoming legislative proposition on A.I. arguing that there needs to be an outright restriction on the use of facial recognition systems acknowledgment and other forms of biometric surveillance in public locations are kept in check.
MEPs highlight that the continued rapid development of digital technology as has made the dangers of surveillance real and that the new legislation needs to be credible, fair, accessible and human-centric technology, e.g. with an human control over the algorithmic decision-making processes. European business require balance and protection to truly benefit from new technologies. This can be achieved through improved testing facilities, better access to data, easier regulatory requirements or financing.
When considering the long term, the MEPs claim new modern technologies can aid the transition to a better and lasting economy by locating a lot more joined up business models, which allow for managed power consumption and optimising the best use of resources, and also have the goal of bring together the needs of metropolitan, rural and also regions of the EU.
The EU Commission has yet to pass comment on the MEPs’ demands and probably wont ahead of the draft AI guideline which are expecting to be released sometime next week.
It remains to be seen whether the AI proposition will undertake any kind of considerable changes in between. The purpose of the MEPs intervention has been to raise a flag that they are not prepared to see essential civil liberties trampled upon. The lawmakers’ want a structure in place to guarantee ‘trustworthy’ AI will not look disreputable if the rules do not tackle underhanded technologies directly.
Staff writer. Jonas has an extensive background in AI, Jonas covers cloud computing, big data, and distributed computing. He is also interested in the intersection of these areas with security and privacy. As an ardent gamer reporting on the latest cross platform innovations and releases comes as second nature.