Europe’s world-first AI rules gets final approval from lawmakers

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Europe’s world-first AI rules gets final approval from lawmakers

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La Excellence IAS Academy | March 14, 2024 | Science and Technology

Syllabus: GS-III; Subject: Science & Technology; Topic: Computer and ICT, Issue: AI Act

Context: European Union lawmakers approved the AI Act.

It marked a significant step in regulating AI technologies.


  • The Act aims to protect fundamental rights, democracy, the rule of law, and environmental sustainability from high-risk AI.
  • Certain AI applications threatening citizens’ rights will be banned.
  • Biometric categorization systems.
  • Emotion recognition in workplaces and schools.
  • Social scoring,
  • Predictive policing based solely on profiling.
  • AI manipulation of human behavior.


It may become outdated due to the rapid evolution of AI technology.


There is a need for ongoing collaboration between businesses and lawmakers.

 Prelims connect (Institutions in News):

European Union (EU):

·        Formed in the aftermath of World War II to foster economic cooperation and prevent further conflict.

·        It is a political and economic union of 27 member states located primarily in Europe.

·        It has established a single market, allowing for the free movement of goods, services, capital, and people within its borders.

·        It has also introduced a common currency, the euro, which is used by 19 of its member states.

·        The EU is India’s 2nd-largest trading partner (after the US) and India’s 2nd-largest export market.

·         India is the EU’s 10th largest trading partner.

Source: Indian Express

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