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The European Union institutions, which since Wednesday afternoon have been trying to finalize an agreement on the artificial intelligence law, have already agreed on the rules to regulate the foundational models on which systems such as ChatGPT are based, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.
The way in which this type of system is regulated, which has exploded in the last year, has been one of the main points of friction between the EU institutions when it comes to agreeing on the EU's artificial intelligence law, one of the first global regulations on this technology.
However, there are still "many things" to be finalized, the same sources said.
The Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission began yesterday at 15:00 (14:00 GMT) the meeting to try to agree on the regulations and gave themselves until Thursday at 8:00 (7:00 GMT) to close the agreement.
This morning, however, they decided to continue the negotiations for a longer period of time.
The other big sticking point in the negotiations is the exceptions in the regulations to allow real-time biometric surveillance in public spaces.
European governments want it to be used to prevent crimes such as terrorism, sexual abuse or the protection of critical infrastructure, always with prior judicial authorization.
The European Parliament, on the other hand, opposes its use because it considers that biometric surveillance violates fundamental rights, although the rapporteur of the rule in the European Parliament, the Social Democrat Brando Benifei, was open yesterday to allowing it if there are strong guarantees to protect rights.
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