Digital Humanism Webinar: The New EU Proposal for AI Regulation
The European Commission has published its proposal for a new AI regulation. It takes a risk-based approach with different rules for low-risk applications of AI, stricter rules for riskier systems, and a complete ban for specified types of AI applications. Regulatory measures include data governance, transparency, information to users, and human oversight. The proposal also includes measures for supporting AI innovation through regulatory sandboxes.
The proposed regulation was met with great interest and criticism. It started an intense debate about its appropriateness, omissions, specificity, and practicability. With this lecture and the following discussion, we aim to improve the understanding of the proposal’s main objectives, methods, and instruments and contribute to the public debate of how AI should be regulated in the future.
About the speaker
Irina Orssich works for the European Commission, in the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). She heads the Sector for Artificial Intelligence Policy. Her responsibilities include ethical and regulatory aspects of Artificial Intelligence. A German national, she has a law degree and a postgraduate degree in European law. Previous responsibilities have included posts in the audio-visual sector and as legal adviser for competition and state aid law.
The Digital Humanism Initiative is an international collaboration seeking to build a community of scholars, policy makers, and industrial players who are focused on ensuring that technology development remain centered on human interests.