Europe initiates regulations on artificial intelligence; industry presented with opportunity to provide inputs

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The European Commission (EC) has presented its White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (AI), a much-anticipated policy document setting out concrete measures and proposed regulations for the development and use of AI applications.

The EC’s White Paper on AI has initiated a process that could potentially establish the world's first far-reaching regulatory framework for AI, similar to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law in 2016 on data protection and privacy that prompted subsequent legislation in the United States and other countries.

DLA Piper colleagues in Brussels summarize the EC’s AI regulatory proposals, explain the business implications, and provide an opportunity and timeline for companies to ensure their interests are represented by engaging the European Commission during the public consultation period ending May 31, 2020 and in the months that follow.

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