The Commission proposed new rules and actions aiming to turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI). The combination of the first-ever legal framework on AI and a new Coordinated Plan with Member States will guarantee the safety and fundamental rights of people and businesses, while strengthening AI uptake, investment and innovation across the EU. New rules on Machinery will complement this approach by adapting safety rules to increase users’ trust in the new, versatile generation of products.
AI is never neutral
No one is questioning the need to have clear rules. We need them in order to take out maximum from the opportunities given by the use of AI. But how to trust something when data and therefore AI is not neutral. Namely because AI systems work is based on selected data. The decisions on data that is included or not is not neutral. It is based on the interest of the developer, developers cultural background, intelligence, understanding on statistics and values. Those aspects are not commonly defined by all EU Member States and therefore creates problems. Mainly because most companies are looking for opportunities to make business across the Member States.
The world in fixed categories: native AI intelligence
Furthermore, how to prevent classifying the world into fixed categories? Native AI intelligence of Sweden, Estonia or the United States. That is an issue we have seen arising and it is really problematic for some excellent companies.
AI falls when disaster strikes
Solution based AI and machine learning work well during stable times but fall apart when disaster strikes. Let’s see how the EU will resolve such trust related issues because the main question here, among others, is related to the classification of the disaster. Taking into account that even politicians from different EU Member Sates do not agree on same classification on disaster, like does the covid exist or not, how should ICT specialists?
Finally, LexInnoTech Team is keeping an eye on further developments. If you are developing an AI solution and you need some suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us by send an email.