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The Idiro AI Ethics Centre is at the forefront of ethical AI development, promoting responsible and beneficial AI technology use. Beyond fostering collaboration across sectors, we help companies ensure that their AI tools and systems adhere to regulatory frameworks like the EU AI Act. 

Idiro aids companies in understanding and complying with the Act, offering technology, consulting, and resources for adjustments and best practices in AI ethics. This proactive stance enables organisations to meet regulatory standards and embrace ethical principles, driving trust and innovation in AI technologies. Partnering with Idiro, businesses can confidently navigate AI’s transformative potential while maintaining high ethics and compliance standards.

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A Quick Guide to the EU AI Act

In January 2021, the EU announced the AI Act to regulate AI use, setting a legal framework that will come into force to ensure ethical and safe applications.

Objectives of the Act: ​

  • To provide a clear and precise definition of AI.
  • The Act classifies AI systems into four categories based on risk: The regulatory framework will affect high-risk AI systems. The providers of the non-high-risk systems will be able to follow the code of conduct.
  • The Act proposes regulatory sandboxes to encourage further AI development.

AI systems include any software that produces outcomes and impacts its surrounding environments based on a set of objectives defined by humans. These systems are developed through various methods, including machine learning, logic- and knowledge-based techniques, or statistical approaches.

The definition of AI in the Act is intentionally designed to be technology-neutral and future-proof, ensuring it remains applicable as advancements occur.

The Act applies to any person or organisation, whether public or private, that develops, deploys, or uses AI systems in the EU. It places a special emphasis on high-risk AI systems, which are subject to the most stringent requirements, including mandatory risk assessments and testing, human oversight, transparency, and data protection.

The Act proposes significant fines of up to 6% of a company’s global turnover or €30 million, whichever is higher, for violations. It also allows for legal action to be taken against companies that do not comply with the regulations.

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