THE CZECH CULTURAL SECTOR REACT TO THE ADOPTION BY THE EU COUNCIL OF THE TEXT OF THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ACT
The cultural associations representing a wide range of content creators from the news media, television industry, film producers and music publishers (SPIR, Czech Publishers Union, AKTV, AOV, ČNS IFPI, APA) welcome the Czech Republic's decision to support the text of the AI Act agreed in the difficult trialogue in December. Although the text is not ideal from our point of view, it improves to some extent the position of authors and their ability to control how their works are used by generative AI.
The Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act), introduced by the Commission in 2021, is the first major EU legislation on AI. The Czech Republic contributed to its final form during its Presidency of the Council of the EU. The ambition of the AI Act is to inspire regulation beyond the borders of the Union. The negotiation of the legislation has been significantly influenced in the last phase by the massive development of generative artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT, which, in addition to a number of positives, also brings some negatives.