Artificial intelligence : the European Parliament makes progress on its future legislation

06/04/2021

The project of report of the Culture Committee of the European Parliament on the role of AI in education, culture, and audiovisual was approved on Tuesday, March 16. The European Parliament is thus moving forward with its future legislation on artificial intelligence.

While applications for AI patents have increased by 400% in the last 10 years1 , the EU is developing a set of rules around the opportunities and risks associated with Artificial Intelligence, to “build confidence around AI and control its potential impact on individuals, society and the economy, while creating a favourable context for research, development and business. “

After creating a special committee on artificial intelligence in the digital age (AIDA) and adopting on October 20, 2020 3 reports indicating how the EU could regulate artificial intelligence, the Culture Commission in its future report recommends in particular in audiovisual matters:

  • the creation of indicators to measure diversity and ensure the promotion of European works on video and music streaming services using algorithm-based content recommendations;
  • the creation of a clear ethical framework for the use of AI in the media to ensure access to culturally and linguistically diverse content at the European level and to anticipate misinformation.

In the field of culture, the committee stressed that intelligence can play an important role in the preservation, promotion and management of European cultural heritage. The Committee on Culture also stressed that artificial intelligence could offer cultural institutions innovative tools for documentation and access through, for example, 3D modeling and augmented virtual reality.

The final adoption of this report will take place during the next plenary session scheduled in April.

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By the IP/IT team of UGGC Law Firm

Source: European Parliament

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1 European Commission, 2019

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