The lobbying by Big Tech companies, including Alphabet and Microsoft, is something that lawmakers worldwide will need to be wary of, says Sarah Myers West, managing director of the AI Now Institute, another think tank. “I think we’re seeing an emerging playbook for how they’re trying to tilt the policy environment in their favor,” she says.

As the first piece of omnibus AI legislation expected to pass into law, the AI Act will likely set the tone for global policymaking efforts surrounding artificial intelligence, says Myers West.

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