What does the report propose?
A favourable regulatory environment, including dynamic law-making and modern governance, as current EU and national legislation are fragmented, slow and do not provide legal certainty. To support innovation and avoid regulatory burden, only high-risk AI applications should be strictly regulated.
As AI technologies depend on the available data, sharing of data in the EU needs to be revised and extended. Full integration and harmonisation of the EU digital single market will help cross-border exchange and innovation.
Learn more about why the new EU data sharing law is important
MEPs said digital infrastructure should be strengthened, ensuring access to services for everyone. The deployment of broadband, fibre and 5G should be supported and key emerging technologies such as quantum computing should be a priority.
The EU should support the development of AI skills so that people have the skills needed for life and work. This will also help create trust in the technology, foster innovation and, by supporting excellence centres and EU experts, prevent a brain drain, according to the report.
The military and security aspects of AI also need to be tackled: the EU should cooperate internationally with like-minded partners to promote its human-centric, EU-value based vision, says the report.
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