Brazil: Senate extends deadline for AI framework submissions
The Senate announced, on 11 May 2022, that the deadline for suggestions from experts and other sectors of society related to the new regulatory framework on artificial intelligence ('AI') has been extended. In particular, the deadline has been extended from 13 May 2022 to 10 June 2022.
Moreover, the Senate noted that experts in the field of AI, civil society entities, and other interested parties can participate with the following points:
- AI concepts, understanding, and classification;
- impacts of AI;
- rights and duties; and
- accountability, governance, and oversight.
Furthermore, the Senate highlighted that the Collegiate has until the beginning of August to prepare a draft regulatory framework for AI and that the document will be presented to Senator Eduardo Gomes, who is responsible for reporting on proposals on the subject.
You can read the press release and details on consultation submissions, only available in Portuguese, here.
UPDATE (13 June 2022)
ITI offers recommendations on AI regulation
The Information Technology Industry ('ITI') sent, on 10 June 2022, its comments and recommendations to the Brazilian Congress on the regulation of AI. In particular, ITI stated that it supports Brazil's overall goal of building an ecosystem of trust in AI through forward-thinking approaches to governance, recognising the need to ensure that AI systems are fair, transparent, accountable, and privacy-respecting.
As such, ITI offered several recommendations stating that Brazil should, among other things;
- evaluate the potential definition of AI to focus on software that learns and in the context that AI is used, and suggested that Brazil adopt the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development definition of AI;
- adopt a principles-based, risk-based regulatory approach; and
- be clear on the meaning of 'transparency' and that it should take a risk-based approach to any transparency requirements.