Apple, Google, Facebook and other companies in tech are in Brussels to oppose some of the rules about artificial intelligence that the European Union might approve in the coming months.
John Giannandrea, senior vice president of Machine Learning and TO the Strategy of Apple, is among the senior managers of the companies in the tech present in Brussels during these days. With him also Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook.
These important leaders have met with Margrethe Vestager, the european Commissioner for competition, and other representatives of the european institutions to talk about the new rules in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The european Union is developing new legislation which provides for the introduction of rules about how businesses can and can not use the AI.
If it is true that the decisions of the EU can be applied only to its member States, increasingly the work of the Commission has set standards at the global level, as evidenced, for example, the case GDPR. Tech companies fear that these standards can block the innovation of technologies related to artificial intelligence and machine learning
The european Commission has stated that it will listen to all objections and the proposals of the companies and will do everything to avoid unwanted consequences.
The new rules will be discussed and made public in the next few days.