AI Act: a grasp of the future EU regulation on AI and its impact on AI practitioners
Speaker: Samuel Renault (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST))
Title: AI Act: a grasp of the future EU regulation on AI and its impact on AI practitioners
Time: Wednesday, 2022.09.28, 10:00 a.m. (CET)
Place: fully virtual (contact Dr. Jakub Lengiewicz to register)
Format: 30 min. presentation + 30 min. discussion
Abstract: The EU AI Act is a future regulation pushed by the European commission that aims at lowering and limiting the negative impact of AI on EU citizens. After GDPR voted in 2016 and implemented in 2018, this new regulation is considered as the next game changer in the AI / ML / data science ecosystem, by making trustworthiness and accountability key principles when developing and operating AI-based systems. The regulation will largely rely on emerging AI standards to allow the regulatory text to remain valid under a dynamic evolution of the technological field. While the regulation’s text is still under (heavy) discussion between EU institutions and interested bodies, one can get a grasp of the impact the future regulation will have on the design, development and commercialisation of AI systems in Europe and beyond. What kind of AI systems and which organisations will be impacted by the regulation? What will be the obligations of AI system designers, operators, and users? Will it impact AI innovation in Europe, as stated by some groups of interest? These will be the topics of the talk and discussions.