Decoding… the European Commission Proposal on Regulation of AI Systems

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This blog is written based on the participatory session (held 29 April 2021).

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This session focused on the fresh and new European Commission proposal for regulating Artificial Intelligence systems, or the so-called Artificial Intelligence Act, published April 21 2021. We heard an overview presentation by Bruna de Castro e Silva from Tampere University and Jenni Hakkarainen from the Legal Tech Lab, before and after which we began a collective discussion on the content and implications of the proposal.

You can watch the presentation on Panopto:

The document has, hardly unexpectedly, sparked a range of opinions. Among those, the Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) published a news post critiquing the proposal. They voice their concern about the possibility of different degrees of regulation for systems with the same intended purpose but different technical implementation. For example, a digital system which proves discriminatory, be…

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