EU’s AI Act wins fresh backing ahead of April vote

European Union (EU) legislation that would set guardrails for the use and development of AI technology appears to be on a clear path toward ratification as two key groups of legislators in the EU Parliament on Tuesday approved a provisional agreement on the proposed rules.

The EU Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) approved the AI Act with an “overwhelmingly favorable vote,” putting the rules “on track to become law,” Dragoș Tudorache, an EU Parliament member and chair of the EU’s Special Committee on AI, tweeted on X, formerly Twitter.

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