Artificial Intelligence Act gets passed in EU

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European Parliament has created a history by adopting the draft that mitigates the risks gener-ated using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. Introduced in April 2021, the Artificial Intel-ligence Act was meant to strictly regulate the use of AI by companies, governments and indi-viduals and block them from exploiting extensive clinical info such as biometric data, mass surveillance systems and other policing algorithms.

Additionally, some new measures were also introduced to control the fundamental models and categorize them as per tiers such as low and minimal risks, limited risks, highly risky and un-acceptable risks such as conducting cyber warfare and building AI intelligence robots and re-leasing them as killing machines.

The draft adoption came just at the time when Europol issued a warning that technologies like AI, deep fakes and metaverse can be used by terrorists and extremists’ organization to conduct political instability, radicalize populace like the one going in Ukraine and recruit coverts who are hard to track and capture.

As the technologies are evolving, it is also raising the bar of entering the world of terror and extremism, in parallel. So, it is becoming extremely challenging for the law enforcements to block communication access to the criminals who are using highly encrypted platforms such as Telegram to recruit and propagate dissemination.

This is where AI legislations such as the one witnessed at the global summit make sense as they not only encourage the developments in the field, but also see that the tech is not misused or its advances are not risky to humankind.

On June 12th this year, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that Google’s DeepMind, OpenAI and Anthropic have agreed to open their doors for the researchers of UK government to explore, analyze and see that they are safe to use.

Lindy Cameron, the CEO of NCSC also confirmed at the Chatham House Cyber 2023 Confer-ence of the landmark AI bill and acknowledged that UK is placed at the 3rd position in AI de-velopment just behind the US and China.

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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