An EU-assembled group of political experts has recommended banning the use of AI for mass surveillance and mass assessment of individuals. A practice that might collect different data about citizens – from criminal records to their social media behavior – and then use them to assess their moral or ethical integrity earlier this year, has published the first guidelines on the subject which stated that AI should be trusted and "people centered" in the EU.
The new report offers more specific recommendations. These include identifying areas of AI research that need funding; Encouraging the EU to integrate AI training in schools and universities; and suggestions for new ways to monitor the impact of AI. However, at the present time, the paper is just a set of recommendations and not a blueprint for legislation.
In particular, the proposals that the EU should ban AI-enabled mass assessment and limit mass surveillance are some of the report's relatively few concrete recommendations. (Often, the authors of the report merely suggest that further research be required in this or that area.)