CDU Economic Council fears over-regulation in AI

Economic council of the CDU, about dts
Economic council of the CDU, about dts
The CDU Economic Council has warned against slowing down the future technology of artificial intelligence (AI) with too many legal requirements.

The framework aimed at by the EU Commission in the “White Paper on Artificial Intelligence” focuses “mainly on the risks and hides the opportunities of this key technology too much”, says a position paper by the party-affiliated employers' association about which the “Handelsblatt” (Thursday edition) reported. “80 to 90 percent of industrial AI applications do not need any regulation at all,” said its general secretary Wolfgang Steiger.

The discussion about it must be made more objective. In its position paper, the Economic Council points out that most industrial AI applications do not require any new regulation, as these are already regulated by existing legislation such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). "A further tightening not only calls into question the proportionality, but would in part duplicate existing regulations." The Economic Council recommends the introduction of a quality label "KI Made in Europe". The association is convinced: “This seal of approval can make an important contribution to trust in AI applications. AI methods are not a black box per se, ”said the Economic Council in its paper. With the help of an explainable AI - in the technical jargon Explainable AI (XAI) - the decisions of the technology could be made comprehensible and transparent.