Jessica Brandt is policy director for the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative at the Brookings Institution and a fellow in the Foreign Policy program’s Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology. Her research interests and recent publications focus on foreign interference, disinformation, digital authoritarianism and the implications of emerging technologies for liberal democracies.
One motivation [behind the recent Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act draft legislation] is to encourage others to adopt the EU's approach by using the power of that market. Broadly, that's a good thing. Brussels and Washington — or perhaps more importantly, Silicon Valley — don't see eye to eye on many of these issues. But they do share an approach that is rooted in democratic values... There are multiple pieces of legislation at play. These include a proposed AI regulation that would, among other things, establish a list of prohibited AI applications and put a set of obligations on providers of high-risk systems.