Artificial Intelligence Act

Negotiating team at the AI trilogue of 6 to 8 December 2023
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Parliament (IMCO, LIBE) and Council reached an agreement on the Artificial Intelligence Act. The co-Rapporteurs are Mr Brando Benifei (S&D, IMCO) and Mr Dragoş Tudorache (Renew, LIBE).

The regulation aims to ensure that fundamental rights, democracy, the rule of law and environmental sustainability are protected from high risk AI while boosting innovation and making Europe a leader in the field. The rules establish obligations for AI based on its potential risks and level of impact.

During the plenary debate, Mr Benifei said: "We finally have the world's first binding law on AI, to reduce risks, create opportunities, combat discrimination, and bring transparency. Thanks to Parliament, unacceptable AI practices will be banned in Europe.... We ensured that human beings and European values are at the very centre of AI development,".

The rules will enter into force 20 days after publication in the O.J. and be fully applicable 24 months after, except for bans on prohibited practices (6 months after entry into force); codes of practice (9 months); general-purpose AI rules including governance (12 months); and obligations for high-risk systems (36 months).