Europe hires experts on ethical AI guidelines

The European Commission is setting up an expert group to draw up guidelines on AI ethics. According to the European government “data, supercomputers and bold investment are essential for developing artificial intelligence, along with a broad public discussion combined with the respect of ethical principles for its take-up.”

“From better healthcare to safer transport and more sustainable farming, artificial intelligence (AI) can bring major benefits to our society and economy. And yet, questions related to the impact of AI on the future of work and existing legislation are raised”, the Commission writes in a statement.

The draft guidelines for the ethical development and use of artificial intelligence are to be based on the European Union’s fundamental rights and should be ready by the end of the year.