Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

Brussels, 21 March 2022

The hearing will feed into the parliamentary work on the legislative proposal on Artificial Intelligence (AI). It will be preceded by a press conference at 15:00.

When: 21 March 2022, 15.45 – 18.45

Where: European Parliament, Antall building, room 2Q2, Brussels, and with remote participation

You can follow the hearing via webstreaming

The Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) and the Civil Liberties (LIBE) committees will hold a joint hearing on 21 March on the proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act. The aim of the hearing is to address main issues concerning the AI legislative proposal put forward by the Commission on 21 April 2021 and help preparing the Parliament’s position.

The debate will start with a focus on the scope and overall purpose of the AI Act. A second panel will then discuss the risk assessment and handling of high-risk AI systems, and ways to design a governance that is fit for the risk assessment based model. More information is available in the draft programme.

Press conference

A press conference with co-rapporteurs Brando Benifei (S&D, IT) and Dragoș Tudorache (Renew, RO) will take place ahead of the hearing on Monday, 21 March at 15.00, Anna Politkovskaya press conference room, European Parliament, Brussels, and via interactio. Journalists wishing to actively participate and ask questions, please connect via Interactio by using this link.

The press conference will also be webstreamed live and recorded on Parliament’s Multimedia Centre.

Background: the AI Act

This piece of legislation, which is considered a main pillar of the EU digital single market strategy, will set out horizontal rules for the development, modification and use of AI-driven products, services and systems within the territory of the EU, applicable to all industries. The AI act aims to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market and the free movement of AI-based goods and services cross-border and to codify the high standards of the EU trustworthy AI paradigm, which requires AI to be legally, ethically and technically robust, while respecting democratic values and fundamental rights.