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An interesting reflection in a Science Business article on the future of AI. MEPs have been told by world-leading artificial intelligence (AI) experts that the EU’s proposed act regulating the technology is not future-proof because it fails to include powerful new AI systems that can be turned into multiple different tasks. These general-purpose AI systems, also known as foundation models, developed by tech giants like Google, are seen as the future of the technology. They can learn across massive datasets of text, images and sounds, but as the legislation stands, it will not cover these systems directly, but only the specific uses to which they are put. Is the act in its current draft future proof enough?

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