The EU’s AI Act: Creating Legislation That Will Survive Over Time

The Brave Technologist

Feb 14 2024 • 35 mins

Gabriele Mazzini, Team Leader - AI Act at the European Commission, discusses the risk-based approach they took when crafting specific rules for the Artificial Intelligence Act (versus simply opposing the technology as a whole). He also discusses the complexities involved in regulating emerging technologies that evolve at a much faster pace than the legislation itself.

Key Takeaways:

  • Recommendations put forward for regulating emerging technologies within the AI Act

  • What the process has been like for the development of the AI Act, including the key players

  • Where regulation in this space can be most helpful despite the complexities involved

Guest Bio: Gabriele Mazzini is the architect and lead author of the proposal on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) by the European Commission, where he has focused on the legal and policy questions raised by new technologies since August 2017. Before joining the European Commission, Gabriele held several positions in the private sector in New York and served in the European Parliament and the EU Court of Justice. He holds a LLM from Harvard Law School, a PhD in Italian and Comparative Criminal Law from the University of Pavia, and a Law Degree from the Catholic University in Milan. He is qualified to practice law in Italy and New York.

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