The draft adopted differs in some points substantially from the original Commission proposal:
The Act is a pioneering initiative to regulate AI that could establish itself as a global standard and put the EU at the forefront of regulation in this area. In the words of Co-rapporteur Dragos Tudorache (Renew, Romania): “Given the profound transformative impact AI will have on our societies and economies, the AI Act is very likely the most important piece of legislation in this mandate. It’s the first piece of legislation of this kind worldwide, which means that the EU can lead the way in making AI human-centric, trustworthy and safe’’.
The final adoption of the act will be debated in the plenary of the Parliament in mid-June. After that, following the ordinary legislative process, negotiations between Parliament, the Commission and the Council of the EU will begin.