The information was provided by the Spanish presidency of the Council of the EU which, in a publication on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), indicated that the structure that brings together member states and MEPs "reached a provisional agreement on the law on artificial intelligence", a regulation that "aims to ensure that AI systems implemented and used in the EU are safe and respect fundamental rights and European values".

According to ECO, the European Commission, which proposed this regulation, also welcomed this provisional green light on X, namely the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, who spoke of a "historic" moment since, with this endorsement, "the EU becomes the first continent to define clear rules for the use of AI".

Meanwhile, and still at the X, the leader of the EU executive, Ursula von der Leyen, highlighted that this law "is a world first" and introduces a "unique legal framework", while the president of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, spoke of a "historic moment for digital Europe".

Since June, the member states and the European Parliament have been negotiating the first EU rules to ensure that the technologies that develop and use artificial intelligence are safe and respect fundamental rights.

In 2021, the European Commission presented this proposal to safeguard the EU's fundamental values and rights and the safety of users by obliging systems considered to be high-risk to fulfill mandatory requirements relating to their reliability.

This will therefore be the first regulation aimed at AI, although the creators and developers of this technology are already subject to European legislation on fundamental rights, consumer protection and safety rules.