OSCAL 2022 (Open Source Conference Albania)

Free Software and AI in Europe
2022-06-18, 12:05–12:30, Main room

The European Union has set itself the goal of adopting digital policies that are aligned with people’s rights, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not any exception. Free Software plays an important role in the development and further success of such technologies. Hence, I want to point out to specific demands that must be considered in the legislative process of the AI Regulation, to be aligned with Europe’s ambition of building and deploying technologies that empower people while strengthening Europe’s economy.

A well thought-out AI legislation focusing on the use of Free Software will foster innovation, boost the economy, enhance control, strengthen trust, and it will make Europe fit for the digital age.

In this talk, I will present the latest developments in EU legislation on AI and what role Free Software plays in this.


The European Union has set itself the goal of adopting digital policies that are aligned with people’s rights, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not any exception. Free Software plays an important role in the development and further success of such technologies. Hence, I want to point out to specific demands that must be considered in the legislative process of the AI Regulation, to be aligned with Europe’s ambition of building and deploying technologies that empower people while strengthening Europe’s economy.

A well thought-out AI legislation focusing on the use of Free Software will foster innovation, boost the economy, enhance control, strengthen trust, and it will make Europe fit for the digital age.

In this talk, I will present the latest developments in EU legislation on AI and what role Free Software plays in this.