A plausible approach for the “Ecological Alignment" of AI?

Policy Brief: The European Parliament’s amendments to the AI Act

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According to the European Parliament’s (EP) amendments on the commission’s proposal for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, adopted on 14 June 2023, a whole series of new, environment-related requirements for AI systems shall be integrated into the regulation’s framework. This paper outlines the amended framework and provides an assessment from an environmental point of view. The appraisal is guided by the political goal of a digital and environmental “twin transition” formulated in the EU’s “Green Deal”, according to which the legal framework must be designed in such a way that both transformative dynamics reinforce each other.