Leading EU lawmakers propose obligations for General Purpose AI - Privacy Community

The EU lawmakers spearheading the work on the AI Act pitched significant obligations for providers of large language models like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion while seeking to clarify the responsibilities alongside the AI value chain.

The AI Act is a flagship EU legislation to regulate Artificial Intelligence based on its capacity to cause harm. A big question mark in the negotiations of the legislative proposal is how to deal with General Purpose AI (GPAI), large language models that can be adapted for various tasks.

The offices of the European Parliament’s co-rapporteurs, Dragoș Tudorache and Brando Benifei, shared on Tuesday (14 March) a first draft on this sensitive topic, proposing some obligations for the providers of this type of AI models and responsibilities for the different economic actors involved.

General Purpose AI is an “AI system that is trained on broad data at scale, is designed for generality of output, and can be adapted to a wide range of tasks”.