EU lawmakers are due to deliberate on how artificial intelligence (AI) systems should be classified in terms of the actual or potential risks they pose under the auspices of the new AI Act.

The AI Act is a flagship EU proposal to regulate AI technology based on its potential risks. At the proposal’s core is the high-risk category, which implies stricter requirements in terms of robustness and risk management on the side of the AI developer.

The MEPs involved in the file will discuss this critical aspect of the proposal at a political meeting on Wednesday (1 February). According to an agenda obtained by EURACTIV, the provision defining the AI risk classification process will be at the centre of the debate.