France, Germany and Italy have reached an agreement on joint regulation of artificial intelligence (AI), a joint document obtained by Reuters shows, which is expected to speed up negotiations at the European level.
The three governments support voluntary commitments for smaller and larger AI companies in the European Union.
The European Commission, the European Parliaments and the Council of the European Union are currently discussing how the alliance should be set up.
In June, the European Parliament presented the “AI Act” which aims to prevent the risks of AI applications and avoid discriminatory effects, while supporting the innovative power of AI.
During the debate, the parliament proposed a code of conduct that would initially be binding only for large AI providers, mostly from the US.
The three governments believe that giving a competitive advantage to smaller European companies can have a negative effect as it will reduce trust in them and result in fewer users.
The code must therefore be binding on all, the three states claim. In the beginning, there should be no sanctions, but over time, a system of punishments should also be established.
The German Ministry of Economy, in charge of negotiations with the Ministry of Digital Affairs, believes that laws and state control should not focus on AI itself, but on its application.
Governments around the world are trying to harness the economic benefits of AI, but they are also considering its security.
Great Britain held its first meeting on the subject in November, and Germany will host a digital conference in Jena on Monday and Tuesday, which will bring together representatives from the world of politics, business and science.