CAIP Statement on the European Council's Approval of Comprehensive AI Regulation

Jason Green-Lowe
May 21, 2024

Historic move will foster the development of safe and trustworthy AI systems across the EU's single market.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the European Council approved the world's first comprehensive law regulating artificial intelligence. This groundbreaking legislation aims to harmonize rules on AI and foster the development and uptake of safe and trustworthy AI systems by private and public actors across the EU's single market. Jason Green-Lowe, Executive Director of the Center for AI Policy, a nonpartisan advocacy group urging Congress to require safe AI, released the following statement:

"The Center for AI Policy (CAIP) applauds the European Council for agreeing to the world's first significant law regulating artificial intelligence.

"The European Council's approval of the European Union's AI Act is a groundbreaking law that sets a global standard for AI regulation and is the world's first comprehensive set of rules for artificial intelligence. The law establishes a risk-based approach to AI regulation, with strict requirements for high-risk AI systems and more flexible rules for lower-risk applications.

"CAIP believes the EU AI Act sets proper regulations and fosters the development of safe and trustworthy AI systems. The EU's actions should inspire lawmakers on Capitol Hill to be bolder than the current proposals that would legislate a light-touch voluntary AI compliance approach.

"The Center for AI Policy calls on Congress to take action and establish a comprehensive regulatory framework for AI in the United States. For economic vitality and national security, the United States should be the leader in AI compliance and not a follower. It is time for Congress to pass legislation requiring safe AI."

The Center for AI Policy (CAIP) is a nonpartisan research organization dedicated to mitigating the catastrophic risks of AI through policy development and advocacy. Operating out of Washington, DC, CAIP works to ensure AI is developed and implemented with effective safety standards. More @