Apple, Google, Facebook and other tech companies are in Brussels for oppose to some rules on artificial intelligence that the European Union could approve in the coming months.
John Giannandrea, Apple’s senior vice president of Machine Learning and AI Strategy, is among the senior executives of tech companies in Brussels these days. With him also Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, and Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO.
These important managers met with Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, and other representatives of the European institutions to talk about the new rules on artificial intelligence. The European Union is in fact developing new legislation that provides for the introduction of rules on how businesses can and cannot use AI.
If it is true that EU decisions can only be applied to its Member States, the Commission’s work has increasingly set global standards, as the GDPR case shows, for example. Tech companies fear that these standards can block the innovation of artificial intelligence technologies and machine learning
The European Commission has said that it will listen to all the objections and proposals from the companies and that it will do everything to avoid unwanted consequences.
The new rules will be discussed and made public in the coming days.