On 20 October 2020, the European Parliament adopted the Artificial Intelligence (AI) package.
European Parliament is among the first institutions to put forward recommendations on what AI rules should include with regards to ethics, liability and intellectual property rights. These recommendations will feed into the Commission legislative proposals laying down requirements for AI that is expected to be announced by the end of the year.
The package, which represents a response to the European Commission’s White Paper on AI, is composed of three separate reports: ethical aspects of AI systems, civil liability regime for AI and intellectual property rights (IPRs).
1. Report on a framework of ethical aspects of AI, robotics and related technologies
2. Report with recommendations to the Commission on a civil liability regime for AI
3. Report on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) for the development of AI technologies
The Commission is expected to take into account the European Parliament's contribution on Artificial Intelligence and announce follow-up actions to the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence before the end of this year. More clarity on legislative proposals covering security, liability, fundamental rights and data aspects of artificial intelligence for 2021 should be announced soon.