The European Union has officially approved the world's first comprehensive legal framework for artificial intelligence, known as the AI Act

The AI Act applies exclusively to areas within EU law, with specific exemptions for systems used solely for military and defense purposes 

AI systems are regulated based on their risk levels. High-risk AI systems, such as those used in critical infrastructure or medical devices, 

Certain AI applications that threaten citizens' rights are banned. These include biometric categorization based on sensitive characteristics 

untargeted scraping of facial images, emotion recognition in workplaces and schools, 

The AI Act will establish an AI office within the European Commission to enforce the rules uniformly across the EU 

– Violations of the AI Act can result in fines up to €35 million or 7% of a company's global revenue, whichever is higher.