Basic legal analysis

The Federal Council is interested in the developments, opportunities and problems presented by artificial intelligence. It has tasked DETEC with presenting possible regulatory approaches to artificial intelligence by the end of 2024. The purpose of this legal analysis is to take stock of the situation and to examine the possible need to amend Swiss legislation.

The aim is to present possible regulatory approaches to artificial intelligence and to see how regulations could be developed. This measure therefore seeks to improve approaches to AI in Switzerland.

The first step is to examine the main legal issues, particularly in light of the obligations arising from the CAI Convention (the Council of Europe Convention on Artificial Intelligence, Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law) and the EU AI Act. The analysis is therefore not intended to be exhaustive. It also covers international and federal law, but not cantonal law.

The aim is to achieve this through a review of the current situation, which should be available by the end of 2024.

The measure is useful for Digital Switzerland because it is also affected by AI.


Start 2024
End 2025


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