As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance at a rapid pace, European countries are now in a race to establish regulatory frameworks to govern its use. With the potential to revolutionize various industries and impact society as a whole, policymakers are keen on ensuring that AI is developed and deployed responsibly.
Several European countries have recognized the need for comprehensive AI regulations and are actively working towards setting the pace in this domain. These efforts are driven by the desire to strike a balance between fostering innovation and protecting citizens’ rights and interests.
One country at the forefront of AI regulation is France. In 2018, the French government established the French Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, outlining its vision and objectives for AI development. The strategy focuses on four key areas: research and innovation, data, ethics, and governance. France aims to position itself as a global leader in AI ethics and has been actively engaging with international partners to promote responsible AI practices.
Germany is also making significant strides in AI regulation. In 2019, the