EU industry chief Thierry Breton will reportedly meet with Sam Altman, CEO of U.S. artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI, in San Francisco next month to discuss how the company will implement the EU’s rules on artificial intelligence, EU officials said Tuesday local time. global leadership rules for artificial intelligence.
Bretton will also discuss with Altman an AI agreement aimed at having OpenAI join an organization of European and non-European companies to apply the AI rules before they are implemented in 2026, the EU officials said.
Altmann angered Breton last week when he said he would quit Europe if the company struggled to comply with the EU’s upcoming artificial intelligence laws.
In response, Bretton, who set those new rules, said they were not negotiable.
“Bretton will discuss the practical aspects of implementing the AI bill. It will be a working session and there will be an in-depth discussion of the data,” an EU official said.
After meeting with Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai last week, Bretton said the U.S. tech giant and the European Commission would discuss a voluntary agreement on artificial intelligence to help companies adapt to the implementation of AI legislation ahead of time.