The Commission proposesÂ new rules and actions aiming to turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI). The combination of the first-everÂ legal framework on AIÂ and a newÂ Coordinated Plan with Member StatesÂ will guarantee the safety and fundamental rights of people and businesses, while strengthening AI uptake, investment and innovation across the EU. New rules onÂ MachineryÂ will complement this approach by adapting safety rules to increase usersâ€™ trust in the new, versatile generation of products.
MargretheÂ Vestager, Executive Vice-President for a Europe fit for the Digital Age, said:Â â€śOn Artificial Intelligence, trust is a must, not a nice to have. With these landmark rules, the EU is spearheading the development of new global norms to make sure AI can be trusted. By setting the standards, we can pave the way to ethical technology worldwide and ensure that the EU remains competitive along the way. Future-proof and innovation-friendly, our rules will intervene where strictly needed: when the safety and fundamental rights of EU citizens are at stake.â€ť
Commissioner for Internal Market ThierryÂ BretonÂ said: â€śAI is a means, not an end. It has been around for decades but has reached new capacities fueled by computing power. This offersÂ immense potential in areas as diverse as health, transport, energy, agriculture, tourism or cyber security. It also presents a number of risks. Todayâ€™s proposals aim to strengthen Europeâ€™s position as a global hub of excellence in AI from the lab to the market, ensure that AI in Europe respects our values and rules, and harness the potential of AI for industrial use.â€ťÂ
The newÂ AI regulationÂ will make sure that Europeans can trust what AI has to offer. Proportionate and flexible rules will address the specific risks posed by AI systems and set the highest standard worldwide. TheÂ Coordinated PlanÂ outlines the necessary policy changes and investment at Member States level to strengthen Europeâ€™s leading position in the development of human-centric, sustainable, secure, inclusive and trustworthy AI.
Coordination will strengthen Europeâ€™s leading position in human-centric, sustainable, secure, inclusive and trustworthy AI. To remain globally competitive, the Commission is committed to fostering innovation in AI technology development and use across all industries, in all Member States.