European businesses seeking to use artificial intelligence (AI) will soon feel the impact of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on May 25. The European Commission announced a package of policy measures at the end of April intended to make more non-personal data available for use in AI, but the GDPR imposes such tight restrictions on the use of personal data that Europe will be unable to keep up with other parts of the world as they use AI to streamline their economies. The sooner the EU can countenance reforming the GDPR, the better, and in the meantime EU policymakers should not introduce any more unnecessary restrictions on this important technology.
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