European Union unveils trust-centered AI strategy

Ruben Fields
February 21, 2020

The white paper on AI is accompanied by the European strategy for data, which sets out a number of policy measures created to help the EU "become a leading role model for a society empowered by data to make better decisions - in business and the public sector". The aim is to unlock existing (non-personal) data held by Europe's companies, public institutions and citizens so it can be shared more for innovative applications. Europe has the largest industrial base. He didn't give particulars of how the platform would work.

Robin Jose, CTO at Scorable spoke to Finextra Research about the strategy: "If implemented, the European Commission's data strategy will be an important step to restore Europe's competitiveness in the data economy whilst safeguarding privacy rules".

"Our society is generating a huge wave of industrial and public data, which will transform the way we produce, consume and live", said Thierry Breton, EU commissioner for internal market. A final draft of its proposals, following feedback from interested parties, is expected by the end of the year. About it on February 19, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The Commission's proposal for legislation would include a framework for a common European data space that would "support decisions on what data can be used in which situations, facilitate cross-border data use, and prioritise interoperability requirements and standards within and across sectors".

The plan also promises longer-lasting electronics, access to diverse and reliable media content, and better food with fewer pesticides, fertilizers, fuel and water thanks to artificial intelligence, data and 5G technology.

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As Reuters wrote, the Commission will also address "complaints about the power wielded by large online platforms" and is thinking about introducing rules to "stop these companies from unilaterally imposing conditions for access, and use of data, or benefiting from this in a disproportionate manner". Such inquiries have in the past triggered investigation into individual companies, leading to fines and other sanctions.

A dialogue paper on synthetic intelligence additionally goals to set up a framework to govern the usage of the know-how utilized by a rising variety of firms, with the rules making use of to high-risk sectors corresponding to healthcare, transport and policing.

Launch a debate about when it is justified to use facial recognition for remote biometric identification. The Fee has beforehand mulled a ban, however dropped the thought.

Extra onerous European Union rules referred to as the digital providers act, which may pressure tech giants to take on extra duties for his or her actions and content material hosted on their platforms, are anticipated to be introduced in the direction of the top of the yr.

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