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Meeting EU Commissioner with Google CEO. Framework agreement agreed.
In addition to the consultations on regulating artificial intelligence (AI), the European Union (EU) wants to persuade companies to make a voluntary commitment. To this end, the Commission is planning a framework agreement with the Internet company Google and other companies, said EU Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton on Wednesday.
At his meeting with Google boss Sundar Pichai, Breton agreed that a quick solution had to be found due to the rapid technological development of programs like ChatGPT. “We cannot afford to wait for AI regulation to actually come into effect.”
Two weeks ago, EU parliamentary committees agreed on a draft of the so-called “AI Act”. Experts hope for an adoption in the current year. However, there is no concrete timetable and many details have not been clarified. In addition, a two-year transition period would apply after the entry into force.
According to EU Technology Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, possible cooperation with companies to develop minimum AI standards will be an issue at a meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) next week. The committee serves, among other things, to coordinate technology regulation in the USA and the EU.
So-called generative AI such as ChatGPT or Google’s rival “Bard” can simulate human interaction and create text, images or videos using just a few keywords. Since these are often difficult to recognize as artificially generated, critics warn of possible disinformation campaigns.
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