Media Tip Sheet: EU Countries Endorse Landmark Law on Artificial Intelligence

May 21, 2024

Close up of EU flag blowing in the wind

“Europe's landmark rules on artificial intelligence will enter into force next month after EU countries endorsed on Tuesday a political deal reached in December, setting a potential global benchmark for a technology used in business and everyday life. The European Union's AI Act is more comprehensive than the United States' light-touch voluntary compliance approach while China's approach aims to maintain social stability and state control.” (Via Reuters)

GW's Susan Aaronson

Susan Ariel Aaronson, research professor of international affairs, is the director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub and co-PI at the NSF Trustworthy AI Institute, TRAILS, at the George Washington University. Her research focuses on AI governance, data governance, competitiveness in data-driven services such as XR and AI and digital trade. She can discuss the legislation and ongoing efforts to try to regulate artificial intelligence by both the E.U. and U.S. Congress.

If you would like to speak with Prof. Aaronson, please contact GW Media Relations Specialist Cate Douglass at [email protected].