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