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Shenzhen to Issue China's First Local Regulations on Artificial Intelligence

Sat, 14 Aug 2021
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 14 July 2021, the Standing Committee of Shenzhen People's Congress released the “Regulations of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on Promoting the Artificial Intelligence Industry (Draft)” (hereinafter “the Regulations”, 深圳经济特区人工智能产业促进条例(草案)) for public comment until 30 July 2021.

The Regulations intends to provide a clear definition of artificial intelligence (AI), in which AI refers to the ability to research and develop the theories, methods, technologies, and applications to simulate, extend and expand human intelligence by studying and analyzing the collected external data, perceiving the environment, acquiring knowledge and deducing on the computers or its controlled device via the artificial methods and technologies.

The Regulations also sets out to establish prudential regulation rules for AI. According to the Regulations, the municipal government and its relevant authorities shall exercise inclusive and prudent supervision over the artificial intelligence industry in accordance with the principle of encouraging innovation. The corresponding regulation rules and standards should be formulated in light of the characteristics of new technologies, new industries, new business types, and new modes of artificial intelligence.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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