The European Parliament lawmakers reached agreement on a strict set of rules on AI use in the EU to rein in AI systems and ensure transparency and security.
MEPs voted in favour of the proposed AI Act on Thursday, which would ban biometric identification systems in public spaces and biometric categorisation systems, labeling them as risk-based, discriminatory, and invasive.
The Act will classify high-risk AI systems and demand more transparency to certain AI models such as ChatGPT. European lawmakers aim to boost safe, sustainable, and unbiased AI by promoting regulatory sandboxes and citizens’ ability to make complaints about AI systems and know their rights.
The next step of negotiations on the AI Act will be finalised mid-June 2023.