ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND AUTOMATED SYSTEMS LEGAL UPDATE

The third quarter of 2020 saw a noticeable surge in Artificial Intelligence (“AI”)-related regulatory and policy proposals. The European Union (“EU”) has emerged as a pacesetter in AI regulation, taking significant steps towards a long-awaited comprehensive and coordinated regulation of AI at EU level— evidence of the European Commission’s (the “Commission”) ambition to exploit the potential of the EU’s internal market and position itself as a major player in sustainable technological innovation. In this update, we review some of the recent policy initiatives in the EU ahead of the Commission’s longawaited legislative proposals expected in early 2021.

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