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2021-08-30

How to Comply to the EU Regulations

Adam Leon Smith

Since the draft EU regulations have been released, there have been many discussions on what they mean, what’s missing, and how they will be implemented. In our interview with Adam, we’ll be diving into applying the regulations from a technical perspective.

Adam is the CTO at neuro and Dragonfly, and an elected Board Member of ForHumanity. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

One of the essential things that tech companies need is AI red team meetings. Currently, only a very few businesses have red teams on AI, let alone on regular topics. For Adam, a red team consists of external advisors who come in to assess your AI systems. Many big tech companies already have these teams, but it is unclear how much say they have in the processes. Many start-ups also have red teams. For example, Adam has seen start-up organisations work with third-party regulators to ensure ethical systems. However, these are internal teams, which might not give as much confidence as they might be unconsciously biased towards their systems.

Adam argues that we’ll probably be seeing more independent organisations which carry out red team style assessments. This is being pushed for inside ForHumanity, but also in the EU AI Act. In this act, the EU is mandating for third party assessment in high-risk areas.

One of the issues in this proposal is the technical detail. Adam argues that having ‘robust’ and ‘accurate’ systems isn’t universally achievable all the time. Therefore, it is necessary to break these umbrella terms into a tick-box style assessment so that organisations can mark whether they’ve achieved it or not.

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