ETUC’s position on the draft standardization request in support of safe and trustworthy AI

While the legislative process on the proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on Artificial Intelligence (AI Act) is still ongoing, the European Commission is seeking to speed up the development of standards on AI, with a view to having harmonized standards produced and available by the time the regulation is applicable at the end of 2024/beginning of 2025. To this aim, the Commission issued on 20 May a draft standardization request in support of safe and trustworthy Artificial Intelligence.

CEN and CENELEC have set up the ‘Standardization Request Ad Hoc Group (SRAHG) on AI’, which is tasked to steer the preparatory work associated with the request, and in particular in relation to its content and timeframe. The ETUC, as a member of the group, prepared comments on the draft request, which it submitted to the SRAHG ahead of its first meeting on 10 June. As a significant number of comments were received, three additional meetings are scheduled in June to resolve the comments and prepare consolidated feedback that will be submitted to the Commission for consideration by the end of June.


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