#IDDtalks: New European Law on Artificial Intelligence, proposed to regulate its uses in order to address benefits and risks.

A new edition of #IDDTalks cycle took place this week, but this time, it had as its central axis the bill worked by the European Union, which will regulate Artificial Intelligence uses.
IDDLAC directors, Andrés Piazza and Andrés Sastre, spoke with Gonzalo López Barajas, Head of Public Policy and Internet at Telefónica, who gave a master class on its conception, approach, and scope.

This video is available in Spanish

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Wednesday 28th July 2021. A few months ago, the European Union published the Artificial Intelligence Law, a proposal to regulate the uses of AI to adequately address the benefits and risks of this technology for the European community. This draft bill seeks to create a safe space for AI innovation that meets a high level of protection of public interest, security, and fundamental rights and freedoms while creating the conditions for a trusted ecosystem that encourages the adoption of AI services.

 

The proposal follows a risk-based approach, which means that certain obligations and restrictions will apply depending on the level of risk arising from the use of AI. These levels are developed and explained in detail by Gonzalo López Barajas, during the talk.

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The regulation, which will not enter into force until 2023, will apply to all uses of AI that affect citizens within the EU, regardless of the service provider’s headquarters or the place where the system is developed or executed, be it inside or outside the EU borders.
 
Also, it is foreseeable that due to its pioneering nature and because it encompasses both the development and potential of AI, but it takes into consideration the defense of rights and freedom of individuals, this law may have a medium and long-term effect on regulation projects outside the European Union, including Latin American countries.

 

The #IDDtalk video is available in Spanish, here