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Face-Scanning Technology Becomes Focus of EU’s AI Act Negotiations


European Union (EU) negotiators are reportedly engaged in discussions to establish the most comprehensive regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the western world. 

After a marathon session on the Artificial Intelligence Act that lasted nearly 24 hours, teams from the European Parliament and 27 member countries reconvened on Friday to address the regulation of AI technology, Bloomberg reported Friday (Dec. 8). 

While they reached an agreement on additional rules for general-purpose AI models, such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, they remain divided on the use of live face-scanning technology by EU governments, according to the report. 

The debate surrounding the use of live face-scanning technology has been a sensitive and divisive topic, the report said. While the European Parliament previously voted for a complete ba


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