Investigation into the potential of artificial intelligence in the digital age

At a Glance 27-04-2022

As a general-purpose technology, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to change our lives. It could bring many benefits, from increasing farming efficiency to helping to fight climate change and making transport safer, cleaner and more efficient. However, AI also generates a number of issues, such as opaque decision-making, discrimination, and intrusion into our private lives. To investigate these challenges and to analyse the impact of AI on the EU economy, the European Parliament decided to set up a special committee in June 2020. The Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) adopted its final report on 22 March 2022, which Parliament is due to debate during the May I plenary session. This updates an earlier 'At a glance' note, from March 2022.