E.U.’s AI Regulation Could Be Softened After Pushback

A key aspect of the E.U.’s landmark AI Act could be watered down after the French, German, and Italian governments advocated for limited regulation of the powerful models—known as foundation models—that underpin a wide range of artificial intelligence applications. A document seen by TIME that was shared with officials from the European Parliament and the … Read more

Latvia’s Edgars Rinkevics is E.U.’s first overtly homosexual president-elect

Touch upon this storyComment Lawmakers in Latvia have chosen International Minister Edgars Rinkevics because the nation’s new president, making him the primary overtly homosexual head of state within the European Union. The 49-year-old’s election — which was finalized because the Latvian capital of Riga was kicking off Pleasure celebrations — was celebrated by homosexual rights … Read more