17 Mar 2021
EP calls for preventing discrimination and protecting diversity in AI
The European Parliament's Culture and Education Committee adopted a resolution on reducing gender, social or cultural bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies on 16 March 2021. The Committee states that the use of AI technologies in education, culture and the audiovisual sector could have an impact on “the backbone of fundamental rights and values of our society”. The resolution was adopted by 25 votes in favour, none against and 4 abstentions. It calls for all AI technologies to be regulated and trained so to protect non-discrimination, gender equality, pluralism, as well as cultural and linguistic diversity.
The EP plenary is scheduled to vote on the resolution in April (tbc). The European Commission is expected to propose a legislative framework for trustworthy AI in April 2021, as a follow-up to its White Paper on Artificial Intelligence.
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