EU Countries To Work Together To Develop Artificial Intelligence
25 counties of the European Union have signed a declaration concerning the development of artificial intelligence. The member states will collaborate on research in many fields, including solving ethical dilemmas.
The ‘Declaration of Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence’ has been signed by most of the EU members. The Union hopes that technology and the industrial capacity for AI solutions will increase in the near future, and because of the cooperation, researchers will have more access to collaborated data from a number of different sources and sectors.
The collaboration isn’t just for the development of artificial intelligence itself, but also the causes and effects that AI will have on mankind. The impact of AI on jobs, for example, is one of the things that will be researched. The Union also states that there have to be sufficient juridical and ethical measures for AI systems.
Another major element of the declaration is sharing ‘best practices’ of AI development and the prevention of potentially hazardous artificial intelligence systems, such as ‘killer robots’ or others means of weaponization. This doesn’t come as surprise, as the European Parlement pleads for AI standards, specific regulations for robotics and a mandatory kill-switch for any type of robot that could pose a threat to a human being.
You can find the full declaration statement by the EU over here.