Commission welcomes Political Agreement on AI Act
The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act), proposed by the Commission in April 2021.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said, Artificial intelligence is already changing our everyday lives. And this is just the beginning. Used wisely and widely, AI promises huge benefits to our economy and society. Therefore, I very much welcome today’s political agreement by the European parliament and the council on the Artificial Intelligence Act.
“The EU’s AI act is the first-ever comprehensive legal framework on artificial intelligence worldwide. So, this is a historic moment. The AI Act transposes European values to a new era. By focusing regulation on identifiable risks, today’s agreement will foster responsible innovation in Europe,” Ursula emphasized.
“By guaranteeing the safety and fundamental rights of people and businesses, it will support the development, deployment, and take-up of trustworthy AI in the EU. Our AI act will make a substantial contribution to the development of global rules and principles for human-centric AI,” she added.