Chronic. The European Union has issued instructions on artificial intelligence regulations. There is no doubt that this is an issue of innovation and sovereignty.
üOnly one year after European Commissioner Thierry Breton published a white paper on the European Artificial Intelligence Strategy (AI), the instructions on its regulation have been published. We talk about risk technology, transparency, security and general surveillance. What appears to be conservatism and protectionism is actually an issue of innovation and sovereignty in Europe. Even better, for all participants in the technical field, this decisive step allowed Old Continent to participate in an AI competition that had apparently failed. This is about building a competitive and economically differentiated product strategy for everyone through an ethical and responsible artificial intelligence framework.
We interact with AI every day, sometimes without even realizing it. Move, communicate, work and even take care of yourself. These technologies can help us, guide us, and even allow individuals to manipulate us in certain situations. The case of false information on social media before voting is a good example. These AIs are built around algorithms that are built and run on data. Here, the European text on the protection of personal data (RGPD *) is the basis for building AI regulations. Citizens who lack confidence will technically consume “healthy” things by moving towards proven ethical tools. Then, we learned about the economic differences of actors who abide by the law. Like GDPR, the next AI text can become a global benchmark. Remember, California’s data protection text (CCPA**) was inspired by its European counterparts.
But let us not lose our way. In the artificial intelligence competition, regulation is not a curse. It must be designed in a way that accelerates innovation while minimizing the harm that AI and its participants may cause. Among other things, laws must be formulated correctly to avoid the risk of technological gaps (such as legal gaps). An article that stipulates technical obligations article by article may eliminate the so-called effect: here, the freedom of everyone is protected. In fact, the right to be forgotten in the GDPR does not systematically lead to the erasure of the data in the memory, but to the erasure of the address that accesses the contents of the memory.
Personal data: how to exercise the right to be forgotten
As you can see, European regulation of AI is good news. By ensuring that it is well thought out, written and used, it will become an element of incredible economic competition. Staying away from the analytical digital jungle that lacks rules will be the best weapon. With the help of artificial intelligence, we can innovate in many areas…and regulations will help us.
*General Data Protection Regulation.
**California Consumer Privacy Act.