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Advances made in harmonised regulation of AI – Government submits a Union communication on EU proposal to Parliament

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
27.5.2021 10.55 | Published in English on 27.5.2021 at 15.51
Press release

On 27 May 2021, the Government submitted a Union communication to Parliament concerning the EU’s proposal on harmonised regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the European Union. The Government emphasises that the global competition between companies and economic areas requires that the EU create a favourable operating environment for the development and application of AI.

Stricter regulation is proposed for the use of AI systems for high-risk applications that could cause significant harm to health, safety or the realisation of fundamental rights. The new regulation also places prohibitions on certain AI systems, such as social scoring systems. 

The proposed regulation aims to make the EU a favourable environment for the development and application of AI that promotes investment, strengthens the international competitiveness of companies and improves the functioning of the internal market. 

The Commission issued its proposal on 21 April 2021. The proposal is the first of its kind.

Inquiries: 
Jenny Hasu, Special Adviser to the Minister of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 50 570 3118
Satu Vasamo-Koskinen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7073
 

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