Ensuring AI Readiness: Complying with Article 4 of the EU AI Act

Jun 28, 2024

Ensuring AI Readiness: Complying with Article 4 of the EU AI Act

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AI Governance and Regulation

The EU AI Act is set to revolutionize how organizations engage with artificial intelligence (AI). Central to this legislation is Article 4, which imposes a legal obligation on organizations to ensure a sufficient level of AI literacy among their staff and other relevant individuals. This requirement underscores the importance of equipping employees with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively and responsibly work with AI systems.

What is Article 4 of the EU AI Act?

Article 4 mandates that providers and deployers of AI systems must take appropriate measures to ensure their staff and other individuals dealing with AI systems on their behalf possess a sufficient level of AI literacy. This includes considering their technical knowledge, experience, education, and the context in which the AI systems are used [1]. The goal is to foster a deep understanding of AI technologies, ensuring that all personnel are well-informed about the opportunities and risks associated with AI.

Who is Affected?

The reach of this mandate is extensive. Not only does it apply to organizations within the EU, but it also impacts non-EU entities that place AI systems and models on the EU market. This global applicability highlights the EU’s commitment to establishing a robust framework for AI governance, promoting responsible and ethical AI deployment worldwide [1].

Importance of AI Literacy

AI literacy encompasses the skills, knowledge, and understanding needed to make informed decisions about AI systems. This includes:

Technical Proficiency: Understanding the functionality, capabilities, and limitations of AI systems.

Ethical Awareness: Recognizing the ethical implications of AI, including issues related to transparency, accountability, privacy, and algorithmic bias.

Contextual Understanding: Comprehending the specific applications of AI within the organization’s operational context and its impact on various stakeholders.

By ensuring a high level of AI literacy, organizations can better navigate the complexities of AI deployment, mitigating potential risks and enhancing the benefits of AI technologies.

Meeting the AI Literacy Requirement

To comply with Article 4, organizations need effective AI training programs that address both the technical and ethical dimensions of AI. Verdas AI offers the IEEE CertifAIEd Assessor Training, a comprehensive program designed to elevate your AI ethics expertise.

Our training covers key areas such as Ethical Transparency, Ethical Privacy, Ethical Accountability, and Ethical Algorithmic Bias. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to audit AI systems from an ethics perspective, ensuring compliance with the new regulations while fostering a culture of responsible AI use [2].

Why Choose IEEE CertifAIEd Training?

Expert-Led Workshops: Engage with AI ethics experts through deep-dive workshops.

Comprehensive Coverage: Learn about AI ethics principles, the IEEE certification process, and how to apply these in real-world scenarios.

Certification: Become an IEEE CertifAIEd™ Authorized Assessor, recognized for your expertise in AI ethics.


As organizations prepare for the enforcement of the EU AI Act, it is essential to focus on ensuring compliance with Article 4. By investing in AI literacy and training, businesses can not only meet regulatory requirements but also leverage AI technologies more effectively and responsibly.

For those looking to stay ahead of the curve, our IEEE CertifAIEd Assessor Training offers a path to becoming proficient in AI ethics, ready to navigate the evolving landscape of AI with confidence.

Learn more about our training and how it can help your organization meet the new AI literacy requirements. Join us in fostering a future where AI is used responsibly and ethically.



[1] European Parliament. EU AI Act. Retrieved from: europarl.europa.eu
[2] IEEE CertifAIEd™ Training Overview. Retrieved from: verdas.ai

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