Irion on Artificial Intelligence and EU Trade Policy

March 6, 2020

“EU trade policy should carve out space for the regulation of ethical and responsible artificial intelligence (AI) in future trade talks,” a new study by researchers from the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law argues. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned the study to generate further knowledge about the interface between international trade law and European norms and values when it comes to the use of AI.

The study was co-authored by our Fellow, Kristina Irion, and Josephine Williams. It recommends that EU trade policy should take steps to anticipate transnational challenges in AI deployment. It also calls for “an open and inclusive deliberation on the interactions between the EU’s current e-commerce proposal and EU governance of artificial intelligence.”