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Europe Making AI Rules Now to Avoid New Tech Crisis


The ethics guidelines are intended to help ensure algorithmic fairness.

The European Commission this week introduced ethical guidelines intended to inform the development of artificial intelligence.

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The European Commission (EC) this week introduced ethics guidelines to inform the development of artificial intelligence (AI).

IBM's Liam Benham said, "It's like putting the foundations in before you build a house...now is the time to do it."

The EC announcement included seven nonbinding principles for guiding AI development and building trust.

European digital economy official Mariya Gabriel emphasized the need for companies using AI to be transparent, as well as non-discriminatory.

The EC said future AI systems must be safe and reliable across their entire life cycle, while data protection must be prioritized, with users controlling their own information.

The nonprofit AlgorithmWatch organization raises issues with Europe's approach because the term "trustworthy AI" is not well defined, while Thomas Metzinger at the University of Mainz in Germany criticized the guidelines for not banning AI weaponization.

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