The Spanish AI Supervision Agencywhich receives the name of AESIAwill be in operation within a maximum period of three months, according to point from Europa Press. This is established in the Royal Decree published in the BOE (Official State Gazette) on Saturday, September 2, which includes the statutes of the entity.
This publication follows, as usual, the approval of said statutes in mid-August, which establish that the entity will be attached to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, and that it will be included in the Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence. The person who will lead the agency, who will be proposed by the person in charge of its presidency, will be appointed during the constitution session that will be held before its start-up.
It will be the first entity of its kind in the territory of the European Union. Based in A Coruña, it aims to play a leading role in the management of the responsible AI ecosystem in Spain. To do this, the agency will monitor the ecosystem until the European AI regulations come into force, which it will do through quality and responsibility seals. He will also oversee relations with the European AI ecosystem.
In addition. it will promote the development of the Pact for Artificial Intelligence, as well as the Code of Good Practices for generative AI, the product of cooperation between the Council of Commerce and Technology of the US and the EU. Likewise, AESIA will be in charge of generating regulated test environments for the implementation of general or high-risk AI systems in a responsible manner.
AESIA will have various operating guides for implement the requirements of the European AI regulation, which its managers will use to generate knowledge about its compliance among member organizations of the AI ecosystem in Spain. On the other hand, it will be in charge of advising and accompanying said members in the changes they have to make to comply with the regulations.