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The EU aims to build trustworthy artificial intelligence that puts people first.

Why is AI important for you?

Artificial intelligence, or AI, refers to technologies programmed to analyse the world around them and take action to achieve specific goals.

We might not realise it, but AI plays a key role in our daily lives, from filtering spam mail, to suggesting a new song for us, to finding us the quickest route to where we’re going.

As AI develops, it can offer even more benefits to citizens and businesses across Europe. These include better prevention of diseases, fewer fatalities in traffic accidents, the anticipation of cyber threats and more.

The EU has proposed new rules for AI so we can harness its full potential and the benefits it brings in the Digital Decade.

These rules include the world’s first legal framework for AI and the Coordinated Plan on AI. Together, they outline a European approach to AI that focuses on putting people first. The rules will ensure AI develops in a way that guarantees safety and fundamental rights, while also encouraging uptake, investment and innovation


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The Commission launched this week an online consultation platform on the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), allowing stakeholders to share their views and provide common proposals on the work ahead.

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This week the Commission delivered the 200th disinfection robot – to Consorci Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí hospital in Barcelona. The robots, donated by the Commission, help sanitise COVID-19 patient rooms and are part of the Commission's action to supply hospitals across the EU to help them cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Further to these initial 200 robots announced in November last year, the Commission secured the purchase an additional 100, bringing the total donations to 300.

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