European Union is the first in the world to have approved, almost definitively, legislation to regulate artificial intelligence systems through the Artificial Intelligence Act. This approval goes through the Trilogue, an informal interinstitutional negotiation bringing together the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, which the Italian government has set for Dec. 6.

Ahead of this deadline, thirty-four cultural and creative industries, and associations have sent the government an appeal, similar to those signed by French and German associations, calling for stricter legislation, given that Italy’s position is aligned with the idea of deregulating them, like France and Germany.

The appeal puts generative AI, such as OpenAI’s ChatGpt, under the lens especially, whose recent legal issues related to the unauthorized use of copyrighted content have caused much distrust. For that reason, the agreement calls for:

“Italy should support provisions on transparency obligations on the sources of content with which artificial intelligence algorithms are trained. A clear and effective framework of rules is needed, which self-regulation cannot guarantee.”

“We strongly urge the Italian government to support a balanced regulation that, by ensuring transparency of sources, encourages the development of artificial intelligence technologies, while protecting and promoting original human creativity and all cultural content in our country.”

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