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Regulation of AI should focus on its benefits, MEP says

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German politician describes most artificial intelligence systems now in use as “almost or completely risk-free”

EU regulators have a duty to help shift public debate around the future of artificial intelligence from potential downsides of the technology to potential benefits, according to an MEP leading a report on the topic.

Presenting his draft report on AI in the digital age to a special European Parliament committee on the subject on 9 November, German politician Axel Voss told his colleagues that the EU was lagging behind China and the United States in its use and development of machine learning technologies.

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