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Should the EU Regulate General-Purpose AI Systems?

by Hodan Omaar

The French presidency recently proposed expanding the scope of the EU’s draft law for regulating high-risk AI tools to include a new class of systems: General-purpose AI systems, which are those that can perform a wide range of tasks and often power more specific applications. Examples include models for image and speech recognition, pattern detection, and translation. Those who support the French proposal argue it is the only way to ensure future high-risk AI applications that rely on these models pose as little risk as possible. Those who oppose it argue its broad-brush approach will capture a swath of systems not intended for high-risk use cases and ultimately do more harm than good.

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on the proposed amendments to the EU’s AI Act for general-purpose systems and its implications for AI development, innovation, and deployment in the EU and beyond.

Date and Time:

  • September 13, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT) or 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CET)


  • Kai Zenner, Head of Office & Digital Policy Advisor to MEP Axel Voss, European Parliament
  • Alexandra Belias, International Public Policy Manager, DeepMind
  • Anthony Aguirre, Vice-President for Policy and Strategy, Future of Life Institute
  • Andrea Miotti,  Head of AI Policy and Governance, Conjecture
  • Irene Solaiman, Policy Director, Hugging Face
  • Hodan Omaar, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation (moderator)

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