EU Commission postponed AI treaty negotiations with further delays in sight
The European Commission has managed to postpone discussions on the Council of Europe’s treaty on Artificial Intelligence, with a view to obtaining a mandate to negotiate on behalf of the EU. Further delays might still follow as the bloc tries to get its act together.
The Commission invoked the principle of sincere cooperation, requesting to negotiate the treaty on behalf of the bloc since it has already tabled its own legislative proposal – the upcoming AI Act – a regulation that follows a risk-based approach, with obligations proportional to the potential harm.
The Commission has never hidden its ambition to make the AI Act the international standard for this emerging technology, and the convention is providing precisely the vehicle to do that. However, until August, the two files were intended to be separated.
Source: EU Commission postponed AI treaty negotiations with further delays in sight – EURACTIV.com