Government to draft basic AI law
Vice Premier Cheng Wen-tsan says the government is currently drafting a basic law governing artificial intelligence and he expects a proposal to be submitted to the cabinet in September.
According to Cheng, the AI basic law will focus on the serious challenge to the protection of personal information posed by artificial intelligence as part of a general legal and ethical framework for the new technology.
The National Science and Technology Council has been tasked with drafting the law and council officials say the proposed law will cover the legal definition of AI, as well as privacy protections, data governance, risk controls, and ethical principles related to the technology. It will also contain provisions on the promotion of an AI industry and AI-application compliance and legality.
The council is stressing that its draft will draw on insights from efforts already underway in other countries, including Germany and Japan, to establish shared principles for AI regulation.