The EU released draft laws that would regulate facial recognition and uses of algorithms. If it passes, the policy will impact companies in the US and China.
THE EUROPEAN UNION proposed rules that would restrict or ban some uses of artificial intelligence within its borders, including by tech giants based in the US and China.
Gary wrote recently in the Research Ethics Monthly (see related reads) about our serious misgivings about facial recognition, population monitoring, privacy and consent and their implications for ethical research. So we congratulate the EU for this move.
“There’s a very important message globally that certain applications of AI are not permissible in a society founded on democracy, rule of law, fundamental rights,” says Daniel Leufer, Europe policy analyst with Access Now, a European digital rights nonprofit. Leufer says the proposed rules are vague, but represent a significant step toward checking potentially harmful uses of the technology.