On April 8, 2019, the European Commission (Commission) announced the launch of a pilot project to test draft ethical rules for developing and applying artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
In order to ensure that AI ethical rules can be successfully implemented in practice, the Commission is taking a three-step approach by: 1) setting out the key requirements for trustworthy AI; 2) launching a large scale pilot phase for feedback from stakeholders, and 3) developing international consensus for human-centric AI.
The draft ethical rules provide the following seven essential guidelines for achieving a trustworthy AI:
The Commission will launch a pilot phase involving a wide range of stakeholders. Following this pilot phase, the Commission will see how the draft guidelines operate in a large-scale pilot program with a wide range of stakeholders, including international organizations and companies outside of the EU.
Summary By: Jae Morris
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