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AI Act (proposal)

About the AI Act

Full name: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised rules on Artificial Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Act) and amending certain union legislative acts.

Type: Regulation

Objective and key elements:

  • First ever attempt to enact a horizontal regulation of AI
  • Aiming to:
    • harmonise AI-regulation within the EU,
    • protect fundamental rights,
    • enhance the positive aspects of AI, and
    • ensure free movement of AI systems
  • Includes a risk-based approach depending on AI purposes (and risk levels divided in categories "unacceptable risk", "high risk", "limited risk" and "minimal risk")

Relevant to: Manufacturers, distributors,  and users of AI systems used or placed on the internal market


Status: Proposal

Next Steps: Trilogue



  • EU Commission draft 21 April 2021, link
  • General approach by the Council published 6 December 2022, link
  • Read more at the  European Commission website, link


(Last updated 13 February 2023)