Two appeals from the worlds of research and culture, sent to the Italian government in view of the European Trilogue on 6 December, which will have on the agenda the delicate negotiation to approve the AI Act.
They were launched by the Italian scientific community and the European AI Act - 34 associations of businesses, authors and artists from the entire cultural world - who are asking the Government for Italy to change its position on the regulation.
"As scientists in the Artificial Intelligence community, we want to make our voices heard in support of the need for rules on large generative models, the 'foundation models', as part of the European Regulation on Artificial Intelligence, the AI Act, which is currently being negotiated," write the authors of the open letter signed by about two hundred Italian and international scientists in the field and 6 Italian institutions including the Faire Foundation, the Association Italian Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Recent developments in AI have led to the emergence of innovative and powerful tools that will revolutionize, and are already doing, practically every sector, but being a very new technology, there are also many critical issues and dangers, some of which are still difficult to assess. Clear rules are therefore needed, not to limit but to support a fair economic development of a sector in which to date the models are held by very few large foreign companies.
"Italy supports the provisions on transparency obligations on the sources of content with which artificial intelligence algorithms are trained. A framework of clear and effective rules is needed, which ''self-regulation cannot guarantee'', says the appeal of the European AI Act.
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