On 19th of February, 2020, the European Commission issued two documents: (i) the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence: a European approach to excellence and trust; and (ii) the Communication: A European strategy for data.
“To address the opportunities and challenges of AI, the EU must act as one and define its own way, based on European values, to promote the development and deployment of AI. The Commission is committed to enabling scientific breakthrough, to preserving the EU’s technological leadership and to ensuring that new technologies are at the service of all Europeans – improving their lives while respecting their rights.
Thus, the Commission supports a regulatory and investment oriented approach with the twin objective of promoting the uptake of AI and of addressing the risks associated with certain uses of this new technology. The purpose of this White Paper is to set out policy options on how to achieve these objectives.”
The documents can be downloaded here: