ABES has just joined the COALITION FOR INNOVATION AND RESPONSIBILITY IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, formed by sectoral entities, institutes and with the participation of Prof. Demi Getschko, considered the “father of the Brazilian internet”. The Coalition released, on November 10th, a Letter in which the signatories express “their concern regarding the acceleration in the processing of Bill 2338/23, which seeks to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) in Brazil” and emphasize that regulation must take “into account the international scenario and the advancement of technology".
THE Letter presents several international activities that are focused on AI regulation, such as the Hiroshima Process, which involves the member countries of the G7, a group of the largest economies in the world, which signaled in Hiroshima (Japan) that they “seek to develop by the end of 2023 a comprehensive policy framework, including general guiding principles for all AI actors.” The text also points to the decree of US President Joe Biden, who signed, on October 30, “an extensive executive order directing the regulation of AI in his country, demonstrating the complexity and need for in-depth analysis of the matter. Among other topics, the executive order establishes guidelines for federal agencies. This sectoral regulatory approach, based on multiple guidelines and public policy guidelines, is a good benchmark for Brazil”.
At the end of Letter, which can be accessed in full on here, the signatories present 8 requests/recommendations to the Brazilian parliament:
“In this sense, we ask the members of the CTIA (the Internal Temporary Commission on Artificial Intelligence), the Senate, and in particular the rapporteur, Senator Eduardo Gomes, to take into account the international scenario and the advancement of technology. In specific:
a) Request, if possible, the extension of the CTIA;
b) Continue legislative dialogues in order to improve the wording of PL 2338/23;
c) Wait for the end of the Hiroshima Process initiated by the G7;
d) Take into consideration the ISO/IEC 22989, ISO/IEC 38507 and ISO/IEC 23894 standards in their writing and await the publication of the ISO/IEC 42001 and ISO/IEC 42005 standards;
e) Develop a text in harmony with the recommendations of the ongoing transatlantic dialogue between the European Union and the United States;
f) Emphasize sectoral and contextual regulation, which does not become obsolete with new developments and guarantees international adequacy;
g) Take into consideration the proposal already approved in the Chamber of Deputies in PL 21/20, which does not seek to exhaust the topic, but rather to provide principles, guidelines and a starting point for our infra-legal sectoral authorities;
h) Carry out the appropriate regulatory impact analysis”.
The members of the COALITION FOR INNOVATION AND RESPONSIBILITY IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE are:
ABES – Brazilian Association of Software Companies
Abria – Brazilian Association of Artificial Intelligence
ALAI – Latin American Internet Association
Amobitec – Brazilian Mobility and Technology Association
e-net Chamber – Brazilian Chamber of the Digital Economy
Free Market Institute
LabSul – Human Rights and New Technologies Laboratory
Digital Innovation Movement
Demi Getschko (professor at PUC SP)