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Today, it could determine whether the EU ends up regulating artificial intelligence. The bloc’s AI law, first proposed in 2021, was expected to be finalized by the end of this year, but debates over how far to regulate generative AI has threatened to derail all of the legislation. France and Germany argue that the proposals from the commission and Parliament amounts to excessive regulation that would kill him national startups they hope that they will one day compete with OpenAI and Google. Today’s meeting of deputy ambassadors will determine whether member states give Spain a mandate to negotiate a final deal at the final trilogue scheduled for next week – or whether the act ends up in limbo.