Artificial Intelligence

Regulating artificial intelligence

Politicians in both Europe and the US are eyeing legislation that will set rules on AI. What impact will it have for start-ups developing solutions and for companies using it to get ahead? Jonathan Keane investigates

Patricia Scanlon, founder of SoapBox Labs: thoughtful and ethical AI is something that has long been on her mind. Picture: Fergal Phillips

AI is the future and lawmakers are catching up.

Last month, members of the tech community gathered at the Dublin offices of EY, the professional services firm, for the launch of AI Labs, its new facility.

Artificial intelligence (AI) research labs aren’t new in the private sector with a number of companies racing to be the ones that pioneer the tech on a mass scale for their clients across various sectors.

But EY’s latest venture ...