The Brussels effect: Will Europe's AI regulation achieve global impact?
The Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act; AIA) is the world's first comprehensive legal framework for artificial intelligence (AI) and one of the EU's most important digital policy projects.
While basic definitions are still being discussed in Brussels, experts are already arguing about whether the law will achieve impact beyond the EU once it comes into force – the so-called Brussels effect.
What is the AI Act about? What does the draft law contain? Why might Europe's AI rules in particular achieve global influence? And what are the arguments against a Brussels Effect? Pegah Maham, Lead Data Scientist (SNV), discussed these questions in a virtual policy debate with two proven experts. Alex C. Engler is a Fellow at The Brookings Institution. Markus Anderljung is a Research Fellow at the Center for the Governance of AI.
A transcript of the conversation can be found here.
A video recording of the policy debate can be seen below.