The landmark EU AI Act has (mostly) passed. This is a win for transparency in Generative AI.

Daniel Ryan Reiff
2 min readFeb 11, 2024

The EU AI Act is set to be the world’s first comprehensive law regulating artificial intelligence. It aims to balance innovation and ethical use of AI, protecting fundamental rights and safety while fostering development.

The final draft of the Act was released in January 2024. The European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on December 9, 2023. Formal adoption and implementation are expected in late 2024 or early 2025.

Key points:

  • Risk-based approach: AI applications are categorized as unacceptable risk (banned), high-risk (strict requirements), or low-risk (minimal regulation).
  • Focus on high-risk AI: This includes areas like facial recognition, recruitment tools, and credit scoring. Developers must follow strict rules, like:
  • Transparency: Explain how the AI works and avoid black boxes.
  • Human oversight: Ensure human involvement in critical decisions.
  • Data quality: Use high-quality, unbiased data to avoid discriminatory outputs.
  • Record-keeping: Maintain records for traceability and auditing.
  • Protections for individuals: The Act safeguards against discrimination, profiling, and manipulation. Users have rights to information, explanation, and redress.
  • Innovation friendly: The Act aims to stimulate responsible AI development, not stifle it.

The Human Creator Alliance believes these measures are prudent, and in line with our chartered social mission to bring trust and transparency to Generative AI.

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