Artificial Intelligence Act

Here you'll find all relevant and recent updates on the AI-Act.

Introduction on the AI-Act of the European Union

In April 2021, the European Commission presented its proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised rules for AI, also known as the AI-Act of the European Union.

Here, our AI-Lawyers provide relevant background and information as well as the current status on the AI Act proposal: 

  • An article feed with relevant articles and comments, 
  • the Taylor Wessing legislation tracker,
  • links to all relevant documents,
  • graphic overviews on specific AI Act topics,
  • frequently asked questions and answers,
  • as well as relevant links for other information and further research.

This page is maintained by Taylor Wessing's AI-Lawyers within our TMT Team based in Düsseldorf, Germany. We advise our clients on IT, telecommunications and data protection law and have particular experience in legal issues relating to digitalization and artificial intelligence.

The AI-Act of the European Union is still in the making and this page is continuously updated. We encourage all visitors to contribute with ideas and suggestions. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

Artificial Intelligence Act

Fair trial to determine AI liability?

The disclosure concept of the draft AI Liability Directive.

12 October 2022
In-depth analysis

by Dr. Christian Frank, Licencié en droit (Paris II / Panthéon-Assas)

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Artificial intelligence & machine learning

Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA) - Legal uncertainty for medical device manufacturers

30 November 2021

by Dr. Daniel Tietjen and Dr. Niclas von Woedtke, MBA (Kellogg/ WHU)

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Technology, media & communications

EU moves to ban high-risk AI

24 May 2021

by Debbie Heywood

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Corporate crime & compliance

Office for Protection of Competition giving incentive for compliance programmes with fine reductions

Available in Czech and German

25 November 2022

by Markéta Deimelová and Maroš Podstavek

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Comprehensively Informed: Relevant Documents on the AI-Act

European Commission

21 April 2021 AI Act Proposal

21 April 2021 AI Act Annex

European Parliament

Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO)  |  Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)

20 April 2022  Draft Report – Proposed Amendments to the AI Act Proposal

13 June 2022 Amendments 310-538 to the Draft Report

13 June 2022 Amendments 774-1189 (EL) to the Draft Report

13 June 2022 Amendments 1581-2005 (EL) to the Draft Report

13 June 2022 Amendments 3020-3312 to the Draft Report

Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)

03 March 2022 Draft Opinion on the AI Act Proposal

31 March 2022 Amendments 127-381 to the Draft Opinion

31 March 2022 Amendments 382-663 to the Draft Opinion

Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI)

02 March 2022 Draft Opinion on the AI Act Proposal 

24 March 2022 Amendments 310-527 to the Draft Opinion

24 March 2022 Amendments 528-746 to the Draft Opinion

24 March 2022 Amendments 747-965 to the Draft Opinion

Committee on Culture and Education (CULT)

21 February 2022 Draft Opinion on the AI Act Proposal

01 April 2022 Amendments 57-270 to the Draft Opinion

AI Act – Overviews

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FAQ on the AI-Act

What is Artificial Intelligence?

In Computer Science, there is no binding definition of „Artificial Intelligence“. Art. 3 (1) of the proposed AI Act defines Artificial Intelligence systems broadly as “software that is developed with one or more of the techniques and approaches listed in Annex I and can, for a given set of human-defined objectives, generate outputs such as content, predictions, recommendations, or decisions influencing the environments they interact with”. 

Such techniques and approaches listed in Annex I are, among others, machine learning including deep learning or logic- and knowledge-based approaches.

What does the AI-Act regulate?

The AI Act aims to harmonise rules on AI systems in the European Union. Following a risk-based approach, it regulates the prohibition of certain AI systems, and sets out several obligations for the development, placing on the market and use of AI systems.

Who is affected by the AI-Act?

The AI Act mainly addresses providers of AI systems. Also, under certain conditions product manufacturers, importers, distributors, users, or other third parties can be subject to obligations. These are defined in Art. 3 respectively.

Is the AI-Act relevant outside the EU?

Art. 2 (1) provides that the regulation applies to

  • “providers placing on the market or putting into service AI systems in the Union, irrespective of whether those providers are established within the Union or in a third country”,
  • “users of AI systems located within the Union”, and
  • “providers and users of AI systems that are located in a third country, where the output produced by the system is used in the Union”.

Thus, the AI Act has a rather wide, „extraterritorial“ scope and is applicable, under certain conditions, also outside the EU.

When does the AI-Act take effect?

At the moment, there is no definite answer to this question. Currently, the final trilogue of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament is expected to take place at the end of 2022. Thus, the AI Act might enter into force already in 2023. According to Art. 85, the AI Act will then apply 24 months after that date.

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