This infographic shows some of the most important features and requirements in the draft Artificial Intelligence Act.
Published: December 2023
On 8 Dec., representatives from the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament, and the European Commission reached a political agreement on the draft Artificial Intelligence Act. The AI Act was proposed by the Commission in 2021. Since then the EU law-making institutions have been negotiating the terms of the proposed law. The political agreement is now subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and the Council, and will enter into force 20 days after publication in the Official Journal. The AI Act will then become applicable two years after its entry into force, except for some specific provisions: prohibitions will apply after six months, while the rules on general purpose AI will apply after 12 months.
Like the General Data Protection Regulation for privacy and data protection, the AI Act will be hugely important and consequential to the governance of AI in the EU and across the world. While the precise details and text of the AI Act are yet to be finalized, organizations developing and deploying AI will need to understand their new obligations ahead of time. The work for AI governance professionals begins now. This infographic shows some of the most important features and requirements in the draft AI Act based on official publications and public reporting.