EU nations call for ‘soft law solutions’ in future Artificial Intelligence regulation

In a position paper spearheaded by Denmark and signed by digital ministers from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, the signatories call on the Commission to incentivise the development of next-gen AI technologies, rather than put up barriers.

Soft law can allow us to learn from the technology and identify potential challenges associated with it, taking into account the fact that we are dealing with a fast-evolving technology

However, the softer policy angle advocated for could come into conflict with some of the other positions adopted by EU countries like Germany, the current chair of the EU presidency.

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This content has been updated on 22 February 2022 at 11 h 43 min.