Before Christmas, so-called trilogue negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission culminated in a preliminary agreement on a regulation known as the Artificial Intelligence Act ("Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence"). A few more formal steps will be needed, but the regulation will be in force before the European Parliament elections in June 2024. And after transitional periods (from 6 to 36 months, depending on the risks), it will come into effect.
Canada stands among the global leaders in AI due to scientific expertise, solid governmental strategy, and fast-paced innovation environment. Recent Czech mission with the participation of Tomáš Kroupa explored opportunities for collaboration in R&D and education.