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The three biggest EU countries are pushing for codes of conduct without an initial sanction regime for foundation models rather than prescriptive obligations in the AI rulebook, according to a non-paper seen by Euractiv.
The AI Act is a flagship EU legislation to regulate Artificial Intelligence based on its capacity to cause harm. The file is currently at the last phase of the legislative process, where the EU Commission, Council, and Parliament gather in ‘trilogues’ to hash out the law’s final dispositions.
The negotiations on the world’s first comprehensive AI law have been disrupted by the rise of ChatGPT, a versatile type of AI system known as General Purpose AI, which is built on OpenAI’s powerful foundation model GPT-4.
On 10 November, Euractiv reported that the entire legislation was at risk following mounting opposition from France, which gained support from Germany and Italy in its push against any regulation on foundation models.