Tools for Navigating the EU AI Act: (1) Final Text with Interactive Table of Contents

After an intensive legislative process lasting almost three years, the world’s first comprehensive rulebook for Artificial Intelligence – the EU AI Regulation, better known as the “EU AI Act” – is on the verge of adoption.

The provisional agreement on the proposal, reached in December between the Council presidency and the European Parliament’s negotiators, has been finalised and unanimously adopted by the Council of the EU on 2 February 2024. As far as the European Parliament is concerned, MEPs at the level of the internal market and civil liberties committees endorsed the Council’s finalised provisional agreement on 13 February. The text awaits formal adoption at the Parliament’s plenary session in April and final endorsement by the Council. It will enter into force immediately afterwards but will only become applicable in two years. Still, companies and institutions need to study the text and start making the necessary preparations.

In anticipation of AI Act’s publication on the Official Journal of the EU, expected in a few months, the MIAI AI-Regulation Chair intends to help practitioners and the academic community navigating the lengthy and complex text of 252 pages. To facilitate this, an interactive Table of Contents (ToC) is being published today. This allows for a comprehensive overview of the AI Act’s structure, enabling users to “click” and be directly transferred to different Titles, Chapters, and Articles.

The work is based on the final text circulated on February 2, 2024, but is subject to formatting adjustments, including the attribution of final numbers for the articles (which, for the time being, reflect the additions made during the legislative process) and linguistic interventions. When the definitive formatted text becomes available, the interactive ToC will be updated accordingly.

Shavine MENAF SEDIK, a post-graduate student in the Master of International Security, Cybersecurity, and Defense at the School of Law of the University Grenoble Alpes, prepared the interactive Table of Contents within the framework of the AI Governance and Regulation class taught by Professor Theodore Christakis. The AI-Regulation Chair expresses gratitude for her contribution.

The AI-Regulation Chair will soon publish additional materials to help researchers understand and navigate the EU AI Act.

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