EU’s AI rules ineffective in curbing spread of harmful technologies.

March 13, 2024
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  • European Parliament adopted the EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act.
  • AI Act fails to prioritize human rights, offering limited protections to marginalized individuals.

Amnesty International’s Advocacy Advisor on Artificial Intelligence, Mher Hakobyan, criticized the EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act for prioritizing the interests of industry and law enforcement over protecting human rights. The legislation, while a milestone in regulating AI technologies, falls short in providing adequate protections to impacted and marginalized individuals. It does not prohibit the reckless use and export of abusive AI technologies, lacks transparency and accountability provisions, and does not ensure equal protection for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Amnesty International, along with other civil society organizations, has been advocating for AI regulation that promotes and protects human rights. The EU’s failure to adequately regulate AI should serve as a lesson for other countries to prioritize people’s rights when developing AI legislation.

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