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Commission hopes for EU agreement on AI law this year

It will take at least a year for rules to come into force, commissioner suggests

The European Commission hopes to have an EU-wide agreement this year on what could be the world’s first overarching artificial intelligence law.

Amid huge concerns over the impact of AI, the Commission proposed in 2021 that it would regulate the technology based on the risks of its intended use. It said then that “research for legitimate purposes in relation to such AI systems should not be stifled” if it does not risk harming people.

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