Various Dates

Calls for Legislation

European Parliament and European Council repeatedly express calls for legislative action to ensure a well functioning internal market for artificial intelligence.

Various Dates

19 October 2017

Call for Sense of Urgency

At the European Council meeting, the  Council called for a sense of urgency to addressing emerging trends including issues such as artificial intelligence.

19 October 2017

2019

President’s Committment

President von der Leyen makes a commitment to put forward legislation for a coordinated European approach on the human and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence.

2019

11 February 2019

Coordinated Plan

Council for the European Union – “Artificial intelligence b) Conclusion on the coordinated plan on artificial intelligence- Adoption 6177/19”  – the Council calls for review of existing legislation to make it fit for purpose for the new opportunities and challenges raised by AI.

11 February 2019

19 February 2020

White Paper on AI

19 February 2020

19 Feb 2020 - 14 June 2020

Stakeholder Consultation

The Commission launched a broad stakeholder consultation on regulatory intervention to address the challenges and concerns raised by the increasing use of AI.

19 Feb 2020 - 14 June 2020

2 October 2020

Determination on High Risk AI

At a Special Meeting of the European Council, an invitation was extended to the Commission to provide a clear, objective definition of a high risk AI system.

2 October 2020

21 October 2020

Further Calls

Presidency conclusions – the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the context of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Change.  makes further calls for addressing the opacity, complexity, bias, a degree of unpredictability and partially autonomous behaviour of certain AI system, to ensure their compatibility with fundamental rights and to facilitate the enforcement of legal rules. 

21 October 2020

October 2020

Adoption of Resolutions

The European Parliament adopted a number of resolutions related to AI, including, Framework of Ethical Aspects of AI, Civil Liability Regime for AI, and Intellectual Property Rights for the development of AI

October 2020

21 April 2021

Proposal for Regulation of AI

21 April 2021

19 May 2021

AI in Education Resolution

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on artificial intelligence in education, culture and the audiovisual sector.

19 May 2021

6 October 2021

AI in Criminal Law Resolution

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on artificial intelligence (AI) in criminal law and its use by the police and judicial authorities in criminal matters.

6 October 2021

14 June 2023

AI Act Adopted

European Parliament adopted its negotiating position on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act ahead of talks begin with EU countries  in the Council on agreeing the final form of the law. 

14 June 2023
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