A few days ago, politico.eu published a preview of the document that the European Union will issue as guidance for ethical issues related to artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The document was written by the High-level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, appointed by the European Commission.
This advanced version of the document is available online now for a sneak peek preview.
The official version will be released shortly.
Besides the actual and technical content, this step is important as a principle too, because rarely a governmental institution feels the need to take such positions on scientific/technical evolution. This pronouncement makes it clear how strategic and crucial AI and ML is deemed today, also from a political perspective.
If you want to read more about Europe’s take on AI, you can also read this article on Medium.