NOV 18, 2022 | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA: EU AI Act Should Maintain High-Risk Approach to Advance Digital Transformation in Europe
BRUSSELS – November 18, 2022 –The Council of the EU today reached a political agreement on its general approach to the EU AI Act, paving the way toward trilogue negotiations. Matteo Quattrocchi, Director of Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance, offered the following statement.
“The enterprise software industry’s biggest priority on the AI Act is to ensure the development of effective rules that allow the growing ecosystem of responsible AI developers and deployers in Europe to thrive. To strengthen and sharpen this landmark legislation, BSA encourages EU lawmakers to clarify the definition of high-risk AI to avoid any legal uncertainty,” said Quattrocchi.
“More problematic, however, is the inclusion of general purpose AI in the Act’s scope,” Quattrocchi added. “The defining feature of the AI Act is that it is rightly and appropriately built around the concept of risk. BSA is concerned that applying high-risk obligations to AI systems that can be used for many different low-risk purposes will adversely affect AI development, deployment, and innovation in Europe.”
“BSA and nine other industry associations across the EU recently published a position paper explaining why maintaining a risk-based approach to artificial intelligence is needed to support Europe’s digital transition. BSA and our members look forward to continuing to work with European policymakers and other stakeholders to support a balanced approach to general purpose AI in the EU AI Act,” Quattrocchi said.
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.