The EU has proposed new rules to limit the use of certain AI and let people know when something has been generated using the technology.
These rules have not yet taken effect, but when they do, AI models will have to release summaries of copyrighted data used in training to the public and also make it easily identifiable when something is AI-generated.
In addition, the rules would prohibit the following AI applications:
- ‘Real-time’ and ‘post’ remote biometric identification systems in publicly accessible areas.
- Biometric categorization systems based on sensitive characteristics (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, citizenship status, religion, political orientation).
- Predictive policing systems (based on profiling, location, or past criminal behavior).
- Emotion recognition systems in law enforcement, border management, the workplace and educational institutions.
- Untargeted scraping of facial images from the Internet or CCTV footage to create facial recognition databases (violation of human rights and right to privacy).
The process to turn these rules into law began yesterday, but we could see them denied or changed entirely. What do you think of these proposed rules?