The proposed roadmap suggests that businesses should equip themselves with the necessary tools to prepare for future regulations rather than implementing any specific laws. Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation presented a regulatory roadmap for AI on October 7.
According to the ministry’s website, the roadmap aims to help local companies prepare for future regulations similar to the EU’s AI Act. It also aims to raise awareness of AI risks and assist citizens in protecting themselves.
Furthermore, the announcement states that the roadmap adopts a gradual approach, starting with less restrictive requirements and progressively building towards stricter ones over time. It also provides businesses with the tools they need to prepare for future regulations.
Additionally, the roadmap includes a preparatory period of two to three years, during which companies will be able to adapt to future laws. Oleksandr Borniakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, mentioned that:
“We plan to create a culture of business self-regulation in several ways. In particular, by signing voluntary codes of conduct that will testify to companies’ ethical use of AI . Another tool is a White Paper that will familiarize businesses with the approach, timing, and stages of regulatory implementation.”
According to the roadmap, the expectation is to draft Ukraine’s AI legislation in 2024, but not before the EU’s AI Act is adopted, to ensure alignment with the EU’s regulations.
However, In June, the European Parliament approved the EU AI Act, which will ban some Artificial intelligence (AI) products and services and restrict others once enacted.
The EU AI Act prohibits biometric surveillance, social scoring systems, predictive policing, facial expression analysis, and untargeted facial recognition. Similarly, Generative AI models like ChatGPT and Bard will be allowed to operate as long as they clearly label any outputs as AI-generated.