A report on the EU’s proposed ‘Artificial Intelligence’ law focuses on high-risk AI

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  • Thursday, 16 Sep 2021

Biometric technologies are at the heart of the European draft law on artificial intelligence. — AFP Relaxnews

The European Union is in the midst of a reflection on the guidelines and ordinances to adopt in order to regulate the use of artificial intelligence via its draft law “the Artificial Intelligence Act”. This is a hot societal issue of the moment, particularly because of the biometric identification techniques that raise both ethical and legal questions.

Biometric technologies raise both ethical and legal questions. A study commissioned by the European Parliament and the JURI (legal affairs) and PETI (petitions) committees aims to find approaches to answer these questions. By definition, biometrics includes all digital technologies that enable an individual to be identified. Physical, biological and even behavioral characteristics of a person can be used to create a profile.

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