The EU is edging closer to a landmark ban on predictive policing and facial recognition. At a crunch vote today on the blocs flagship AI Act, two committees of MEPs overwhelmingly endorsed sweeping new rules on artificial intelligence. The text now moves to a vote by the entire European Parliament in June. Once approved, the regulation will become the worlds first comprehensive AI law. At Thursdays vote, MEPs approved a strengthened version of the rulebook. The Act now prohibits predictive policing and facial recognition in public spaces. The amendments also introduce new restrictions on generative models, such as ChatGPT, and…

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