web page maker software

European AI Act
Resource Center

The #EUAIAct is the European regulation that governs the development and deployment of AI in the European Union.
This comprehensive regulatory framework ensures that Europeans can trust what AI has to offer and that AI systems are safe, trustworthy, and aligned with European values.

The political agreement between the European Parlement, Commission and Council about the AI Act arrived on December 8th, 2023 after a 22+14 hour negotiation marathon. This now has to be written down in a technical rulebook.
If you want to stay informed about the AI Act, you can sign up for a low-volume mailing list that we use to update interested people about the latest AI Act developments:

AI Act: What and Why

Some background information on the AI Act: the timeline, the best sites to learn more about the AI Act, and about ethical and trustworthy AI in general:


  • On 21 April 2021, the EU Commission published its initial draft of the AI Act (see pdf)
  • On 28 September 2022, a proposed AI liability Directive (AILD) was adopted
  • 6 December 2022: The Council has adopted its common position ("general approach") on the AI Act
  • On 14 June 2023, the European Parliament published its final position on the Artificial Intelligence Act, with substantial amendments to the Commission's text, including an updated definition of AI systems (due to the arrival and success of generative AI), an altered list of AI systems prohibited in the EU (in particular biometric identification systems, social scoring and "emotional recognition"), and a clearer definition of risks.
  • June 2023: EU lawmakers have started the negotiations to finalise the new legislation
  • EU Parliament committees will continue to work on the AI Liability Directive and the Revised Product Liability Directive, which will also have great impact on AI developments in the upcoming years
  • December 8th, 2023: the Trilogue (European Commission, European Parliament, and Council of the EU) agreed in Brussels on a final version of the legislation via the so-called Trilogue negotiation process
  • Press release on the Artificial Intelligence Act: deal on comprehensive rules for trustworthy AI on the banned applications, law enforcement exemptions, obligations for high-risk systems, guardrails for general-purpose AI (GPAI) systems, Measures to support innovation and SMEs, ...
  • The Parliament’s Internal Market and Civil Liberties committees agreed on February 2nd, 2024 unanimously (after some armwrestling with France and Germany) to publish the final draft text. You can find the final draft, including all Annexes and Recitals, at this link.
  • The 280-page 'Final draft' text is a bit of a nightmare to find your way around. This is why we love the AI Act Explorer web site, which makes the AI Act text fully navigable and searchable via a pretty web interface.
  • This draft final text is now forwarded to a plenary vote by the European Parliament mid-April 2024. After a two-year implementation period, the AI Act will finally be enforced
  • Sidenote: To understand Europe's thorough but complex and time-consuming decision process, check out this page on standards setting by the EU

The best sites to learn more about the AI Act:


Recommended Background Reading on Fairness, Transparency and Explainability in Ethical and Trustworthy AI:

How to Prepare your Company for the EU AI Act

Compliance with the EU AI Act may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be: there are already several steps you can take today. Actually, you can start preparing right now!

Below, we provide links to several checklists and self-assessment tools that will make you think about the risks in the AI system that you are trying to develop or deploy, and build "trustworthy by design" solutions

Our services on AI, Generative AI, Trustworthy AI and the EU AI Act

I am a generalist with a practical interest in AI, business analysis, chatbots, cybersecurity, data architecture/engineering/science, generative AI, risk management, ... and the EU AI Act brings all of this together. As such, I will share knowledge about the EU AI Act in many ways and from different points of view

Knowledge sharing about the EU AI Act:

  • We work together with national and international experts in the field of AI and law, and plan several sessions on how to prepare and be ready for this new regulation
  • We invite tool vendors and consultants to contact us to investigate how we can work together
  • If you are interested in a brief introductory meeting, do not hesitate to use calendly to book a meeting
  • Join our dedicated low-volume AI Act newsletter list to stay informed about interesting announcements, articles, frameworks, reports, tools, ... that may be interesting to you