Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton (Thierry Breton) said that like any other technology, artificial intelligence also carries certain risks, but the law proposed by the European Commission will protect the rights of users and citizens of such systems.
On the second day after the release of the new draft law on the use of artificial intelligence in accordance with European values and rights, the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee debated the proposal for the first time, in which most members of the European Parliament questioned the development of Europe. Digital technology, while ensuring human safety.
In answering the questions raised and the views expressed, Thierry Breton, on behalf of the committee, emphasized that in the context of artificial intelligence, “so-called social scoring, the exploitation of vulnerable groups (such as children), and the police Real-time remote use of biometric data (except in exceptional circumstances (such as terrorism))”.
The commissioner said: “In order to ensure trust in artificial intelligence systems and protect citizens, all high-risk systems need to take certain measures and requirements,” he added, adding that some of the main steps in technology control and respect for human rights are: possession of technical documentation , Manage registration forms, transparency, citizen information, personnel supervision and network security.
Breton explained: “We neither intend to slander technology nor stifle innovation. We need to pass laws so that artificial intelligence has a certain degree of proportionality and predictability.”
Social Democrat Tiemo Woelken said in the debate: “As far as artificial intelligence is concerned, facial recognition is one of the most important issues.” “This is a basic human rights issue,” Woelken said.
Gilles Lebreton of the Identity and Democracy (ID) group warned that “a balance needs to be found between the development of artificial intelligence and the protection of individuals.”
Leberton said: “We want to know whether we will achieve this balance, especially when it comes to vulnerable groups. (…) It will be very difficult to adjust facial recognition.”
The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a new artificial intelligence legal framework that should enhance consumer confidence, ensure safety and respect basic rights, and encourage investment and innovation in this field.
Based on the definition of artificial intelligence adapted to future conditions, the rules will be directly applied to all member states in the same way, and a risk-based assessment (high risk, limited, minimum) method will be used in the development process.