20 February 2020

The European Commission published the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence on 19.02.2020. The White Paper presents policy options to enable a trustworthy and secure development of Artificial Intelligence in Europe.  The main principles of the White Paper are as follows;

(1) The policy framework setting out measures to align efforts at European, national and regional level. In partnership between the private and the public sector, the aim of the framework is to mobilise resources to achieve an ‘ecosystem of excellence’, and

(2) The key elements of a future regulatory framework for Artificial Intelligence in Europe that will create a unique ‘ecosystem of trust’. Building an ecosystem of trust is a policy objective in itself, and should give citizens the confidence to take up Artificial Intelligence applications and give companies and public organisations the legal certainty to innovate using.

According to the White Paper, the European approach for Artificial Intelligence aims to promote Europe’s innovation capacity in the area of Artificial Intelligence while supporting the development and uptake of ethical and trustworthy Artificial Intelligence across the EU economy. Artificial Intelligence should work for people and be a force for good in society.

The European strategy for data, which accompanies this White Paper, aims to enable Europe to become the most attractive, secure and dynamic data-agile economy in the world.

You can read the full text of the White Paper here.

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Kind regards,

Zumbul Attorneys-at-Law