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DEC 28, 2021 | EUROPEAN UNION

The Big AI Stories of 2021

Wall Street Journal, December 28, 2022

By John McCormick

The European Union’s executive arm in April proposed a bill to curb the use of artificial intelligence for applications like hiring and policing. It is one of the broadest efforts yet by a Western government to regulate AI.

The legislation would increase regulatory supervision and standards for the development and use of AI in designated “high-risk” areas, such as college admissions and loan applications; limit the use of facial recognition by police; and ban certain uses of AI.

The legislation “can be a critical component in building the sort of trust that is a net positive for everyone,” said Christian Troncoso, senior director of policy at trade group BSA | The Software Alliance.

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Original Posting: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-big-ai-stories-of-2021-11640696405

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