Regulating Generative AI in the AI Act: A Set of Recommendations

    In July of this year, we co-organised a workshop together with AlgorithmWatch at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), with the aim to generate constructive suggestions for regulating General Purpose AI with the European AI Act.

    The product of this legal design jam, a comprehensive set of recommendations put together by leading experts in the field, was published last week and is now available for download.

    Key Recommendations to inform EU’s AI Act Negotiations regarding General Purpose AI

    As the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act enters its final phase of negotiations, AlgorithmWatch publishes key policy proposals for governing General Purpose AI (GPAI) and Generative AI (GenAI). The recommendations were developed with substantive input by leading experts in the field.

    The paper highlights actionable suggestions that should be considered during the ongoing trilogue negotiations.

    The policy briefing delves into five critical areas for governing GPAI and GenAI:

    • Clarifying definitions
    • Addressing complexity, scale and power asymmetries
    • Avoiding accountability gaps along the value chain
    • Ensuring democratic oversight
    • Complementing other regulations

    Accountability gaps in GPAI governance are a real concern. This paper highlights the importance of a meaningful division of responsibilities, robust rights for affected individuals and coherent and technology-neutral definitions. We encourage all parties to consider these recommendations during the trilogue negotiations on the AI Act. By addressing these key issues, the EU can live up to its commitment to responsible AI governance and championing fundamental rights.

    Read and download the full paper on the AlgorithmWatch website.