Italy adopts the “world’s first” AI law package

The Council of Ministers approved a set of new rules to regulate the misuse of artificial intelligence. Subject to parliamentary approval, they are designed to make Italians’ digital lives ready for the impacts of AI – from the danger of deep fakes to fostering development in the sector.

  • The new rules will apply to five key areas: the national strategy, national authorities, promotional actions, protection of copyright, and criminal sanctions, explains a note from the Prime Minister’s office.
  • They also give the government power to align the national system with EU regulations in matters such as citizens’ AI literacy, professional training, and amending criminal law to adapt offenses and penalties to the illicit use of AI systems.