EU to unveil proposed regulations for artificial intelligence

The European Union is set to unveil its proposed regulations for artificial intelligence (AI). It is part of a plan to challenge the United States and China’s dominance in the sector. That includes committing billions of dollars in public and private funds to advance the science behind AI.

Part of that investment will focus on bringing data storage back from other areas outside the EU – in particular the US.

And one of the main issues it is focusing on is data privacy. The European Commission is particularly concerned as technologies like smart home systems and facial recognition become more widespread.

Mark Coeckelbergh, a member of the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence for the European Commission, talks to Al Jazeera about the development.