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Strengthening the European Union AI Act

What is the EU AI Act?

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act is a European Union law on AI. The law assigns applications of AI to one of three risk categories (unacceptable, high and low risk), and regulates them accordingly.

Our policy team have set up a thematic website which includes the Act itself, analyses, and updates on the latest legislative developments. To learn more about the Act, please visit the site or sign up to our dedicated AI Act newsletter.

EU AI Act website

Everything you need to know about the EU AI Act in one place

The purpose of this website is to provide up-to-date information about the EU artificial intelligence law called the “AI Act”. It contains a few tools that we built to aid the implementation of the Act, including our AI Act Explorer and Compliance Checker.
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Our position

You can download our position paper to read more about how we think the Act can be improved. Our position has been developed in close consultation with our network of leading AI researchers and think tanks, such as the Center for Human Compatible AI (CHAI).

Before the draft Act was published by the European Commission, FLI published this open letter from some of Europe’s leading AI researchers, and submitted feedback on the initial white paper.

Key documents

The FLI policy team studies particular issues in the AI Act and provides recommendations. You can access these papers below:

Competition in Generative AI: Future of Life Institute’s Feedback to the European Commission’s Consultation

March 2024

Manifesto for the 2024-2029 European Commission

March 2024

FLI AI Liability Directive: Executive Summary

November 2023

Civil society letter GPAIS October 2022

October 2022

A Proposal for a Definition of General Purpose Artificial Intelligence Systems

October 2022

FLI Position Paper on the EU AI Act

August 2021
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