The European Union (EU), seeking to protect its inhabitants, has required technology companies to offer services or software based on artificial intelligence (AI) that they must indemnify or compensate users who are affected by failures, causing injuries, property damage, among others, when using those programs.
A report published on the website of DPL adds that, on Wednesday, September 28, the European Commission (EC) adopted two proposals to modify strict liability rules for manufacturers of defective products such as smart devices.
This step by the EC goes hand in hand with the initiative of Artificial Intelligence Lawwhich is expected to be approved very soon in Europe.
The proposals were approved in Brussels, Belgium. The first of them indicates that users must obtain compensation for damages when products such as robots, drones, or smart home systems become insecure due to software updates, artificial intelligence, digital services, or vulnerabilities.
Manufacturers will be required to offer greater flexibility in the time window for filing claims. In addition, the EC highlighted that the update of the regulations on liability of AI will protect victims more broadly, whether they are individuals or companies.
The second proposal proposes to harmonize national liability rules for artificial intelligence across the EUwhich will establish “a framework of excellence and trust regarding technological services and products”, highlights the report.
Now, these proposals will go through the Parliament and the European Council for their subsequent entry into force. When it happens, the EC will reassess the liability rules in five years and whether they actually encouraged AI systems to provide guarantees to all users in the European Union.