Excellent overview, and I completely agree that the AI Act is an important policy for AI governance.
One quibble: as far as I know, the Center for Data Innovation is just a lobbying group for Big Tech—I was a little surprised to see it listed in “public responses from various EA and EA Adjacent organisations”.
I’m not very familiar with the Center for Data Innovation, thank you for pointing this out!I included their response as its author is familiar with EA and well reasoned. I also felt it would be healthy to include a perspective and set of concerns vastly different from my own, as the post is already biased by my choice of focus.
That being said I haven’t gotten the best impression by some of the Center for Data Innovation’s research. As far as I can tell their widely cited analysis which projects the act to cost €31 billion has flaw in its methodology which results in the estimate turning out much higher. In their defense, their cost-analysis is also conservative in other ways, leading to a lower number than what might be reasonable.