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Hot on the heels of the unanimous vote by Ambassadors for the EU Member States (COREPER)  approving the EU AI Act on 2 February (see our article on that vote here: Is the EU AI Act nearing the finish line? – Connect On Tech, today lawmakers from the EU Parliament have also overwhelmingly voted in favour of the Act as it continues on its legislative journey. The joint internal market and civil liberties committee of…

The UK government has published its long-waited response to the AI White Paper, “A pro-innovation approach to AI regulation” published back in March 2023. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Endorsement of principles-based approach The UK is sticking with its principles-based regulatory framework for AI, continuing to take a very different path to its EU neighbours (as discussed in our previous alert). Unlike the EU there will be no new AI regulator, new legislation…

A key step towards adoption of the EU AI Act was reached last Friday as the draft text received unanimous approval from the European Council’s main preparatory body. There are further votes to follow before the Act is adopted, but it’s looking likely that the final vote will take place in April and some substantive provisions of the Act could be in force soon after that, possibly by the end of the year. We set…

Late in the evening on Friday 8 December in Brussels was a historic moment for AI regulation in Europe. After three days of extensive final debate the EU Parliament, Council and Commission finally announced provisional agreement on the EU AI Act, the bloc’s landmark legislation regulating development and use of AI in Europe. It is one of the world’s first comprehensive attempts to regulate the use of AI. The EU AI Act awaits formal adoption…