European ministers responsible for telecommunications will meet this Monday and tomorrow at an informal summit hosted by León, a meeting where most of the way will be cleared for the regulation of artificial intelligence. Generally speaking, those responsible for the sector are clear that cognitive technology does not grow freely, so some limitations are imposed. The ethics of algorithms must be part of a phenomenon of unpredictable scope.
Sources from the EC point out that “the future European regulation of artificial intelligence will help innovation and deal with the disruption caused by this technology in the economy and society.” With these areas, ministers are called to draft a text that regulates AI from a human perspective.
As mandatory in a Spanish presidency, the summit of ministers will be led by Nadia Calviño, first vice president and acting minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation. Among other issues, the ministers will debate the policies necessary to ensure that digitalization serves the growth and competitiveness of the European Union, as well as the analysis of the latest technological innovations and the development of the 2030 Digital Decade roadmap.
On the first day there will be the opportunity to promote the European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles, the Ibero-American Charter of Principles and Rights in Digital Environments, the Global Digital Pact, and the recent commitments of the OECD countries to the standards of this digital future.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, the ministers will design the future of telecommunications and the challenges it faces, such as globalization and the emergence of new actors and technologies. On that day, the ministers will work in four areas: training to reach a population with digital capabilities and qualified professionals; secure and sustainable digital infrastructures; the digital transformation of the fabric of business; and the digitalization of public services.
On the other hand, José María Álvarez-Pallete, executive president of the Telefónica group, will be among the guests of the same informal summit, as president of the GSMA, an association that represents the interests of almost 750 operators in phone and 400 companies. .technology from around the world. According to the recent public interventions of Álvarez-Pallete, everything shows that the business representative will propose regulatory reforms in the sector appropriate to the new needs of the market, as well as a fair treatment between traditional European operators and large technology companies, without discrimination, regulations, and taxes. Given this approach, ministers can take a position in favor of Internet access providers or big technology. There is also an opportunity to demand the participation of large American Internet platforms in investments for the deployment and maintenance of networks, since some online giants monopolize 60% of Internet traffic, which ignores the annual investment. 40,000 million made by operators to improve connections.