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AI Regulation

Updated: Feb 28, 2022

❓Did you know that policy makers around the globe are working at full speed to regulate #AI?

🚀 Along with an unimaginable potential, #artificialintelligence comes with drawbacks and major risks. 🚩 #ElonMusk once said: “Mark my words. AI is far more dangerous than nukes”. With AI protruding into more and more aspects of life and making more and more influential decisions, regulators push for laws to protect individual’s rights and freedom.

The regulatory landscape is filled with supra-national bodies such as #IEEE, #OECD and similar, as well as several countries that have developed a national #airegulation:

🇨🇦 The Canadian national strategy, for example, prioritizes societal and environmental challenges of AI and is spearheaded by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research CIFAR. Read the full Pan-Canadian AI Strategy here:

🟢 As a supra-national body, the OECD - OCDE

🇪🇺 The European Commission has drafted a risk-based approach to regulating AI - the #aiact. In a nutshell, the AI Act is supposed to regulate AI products on the European market based on a risk categorization. The draft document also contains a long-awaited definition of AI 📌. You can find a comprehensive summary of the document here:

🤫 While policy makers put their heads together about (inter-)national AI policies, laws like the General Data Protection #GDPR or the Digital Services Act #DSA influence AI innovation through the backdoor 🚪

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🤫 Stay tuned on our Women in AI & Robotics LinkedIn page, we might be announcing an event centred around AI policy soon!

Contributing Editor: Christina Cociancig, Women in AI & Robotics core team member

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