DEC 17, 2020 | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Releases Policy Recommendations for AI in Europe
BRUSSELS – December 17, 2020 – As the EU prepares upcoming legislation on artificial intelligence, BSA | The Software Alliance today released a set of recommendations to foster innovation, create opportunities, and enhance growth in Europe through responsible AI.
Software-driven AI is already leading to improvements in healthcare, accessibility tools, cybersecurity, business productivity, and competitiveness, impacting every sector.
“AI has the potential to generate substantial economic growth in Europe, improve government services across Member States, and address some of today’s most pressing societal challenges,” said Matteo Quattrocchi, Senior Manager, Policy – EMEA at BSA. “To maximize these benefits, AI systems must be developed responsibly, operate as intended, and be deployed in ways that build public trust in them. BSA supports a flexible EU policy framework that encourages responsible, fit-for-purpose AI practices.”
To capitalize on the benefits of AI and play a leading role in developing responsible AI policy, EU legislators should:
- Adopt an Evidence-Based Approach: An in-depth study of how the already strong and effective body of EU law applies to AI should be carried out before considering new legislation.
- Develop a Risk-Based Framework: Europe should build a two-tiered risk-based approach to AI that is sector and case specific.
- Balance the Allocation of Responsibility: Policymakers should ensure that responsibility for risks is assigned to the actor best placed to identify and mitigate potential harms before they arise. To that end, the controller/processor distinction in GDPR could be adapted to AI deployers and AI developers.
To view BSA’s full set of recommendations on AI for Europe, visit: https://www.bsa.org/policy-filings/ai-for-europe
소프트웨어 연합(BSA | The Software Alliance, 이하 BSA)(www.bsa.org)은 각국 정부를 대상으로 세계 시장에서 전 세계 소프트웨어 업계를 대변하고 옹호하는 선도적 연합체입니다. 세계의 가장 혁신적 기업들이 회원사로 참여하며 경제에 활기를 불어 넣고 현대의 생활을 향상시키는 소프트웨어 솔루션을 만들어 내고 있습니다.
워싱턴 DC에 본부를 두고, 30개국이 넘는 국가들에서 운영되는 BSA는, 합법적 소프트웨어 사용을 증진시키고 기술 혁신을 촉진하며 디지털 경제의 성장을 추진하는 공공 정책을 지지하는 준법 프로그램들을 선도합니다.