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Unraveling the Significance of the Spanish Agency for Artificial Intelligence

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Pioneering AI Oversight

In a notable development, the Official State Gazette (BOE) dated September 2, 2023, unveiled Royal Decree 729/2023, promulgated on August 22. This decree formally approves the Statute of the Spanish Agency for Artificial Intelligence (AESIA), poised to commence operations on September 3, 2023.

This groundbreaking initiative positions Spain at the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI) regulation within Europe.

AESIA’s establishment comes ahead of the implementation of the European Regulation on Artificial Intelligence. Let’s delve deeper into the contextual landscape that propelled the creation of AESIA.

Regulatory Context

AESIA’s inception can be traced back to several legislative milestones:

Law 22/2021: Enacted on December 28, 2021, this legislation underlines the Spanish government’s resolute commitment to fostering the growth of artificial intelligence. It encompasses provisions, particularly in Additional Provision 130ª, that paved the way for the establishment of AESIA.

Law 28/2022: Dated December 21, 2022, this law further strengthens the commitment to AESIA’s creation. It forms an integral component of the national recovery plan, with a strong emphasis on innovation. It aligns seamlessly with the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy.

European AI Regulation: The proposal put forth by the European Parliament and Council, commonly known as the “Whistleblowing Directive,” mandates the appointment of a national supervisory authority responsible for overseeing compliance with AI-related legislation.

AESIA’s creation stands as a proactive response to these requirements, ensuring Spain’s preparedness for forthcoming European regulations.

The Need for AESIA

Royal Decree 729/2023 seeks to achieve a twofold objective:

  • Establishing Organizational Framework: One primary goal is to formalize the organizational structure of AESIA. This structure defines roles, responsibilities, and workflows, ensuring effective governance and decision-making.
  • Resource Allocation: The decree also allocates the requisite resources to empower AESIA in fulfilling its multifaceted responsibilities, in accordance with the evolving landscape of European AI legislation.


As we gaze into the future, the creation of AESIA signifies a pivotal juncture in Spain’s AI journey. The agency is poised to play a central role in supervising, regulating, and fostering the responsible development of artificial intelligence within the nation.

Spain’s commitment to innovation and compliance with ever-evolving European regulations is unmistakable.

At Employing In Spain, we remain vigilant about crucial developments like the establishment of AESIA.

Should you seek insights into how this milestone might impact your international business with employees in Spain, please do not hesitate to reach out. Our team is dedicated to providing the guidance and expertise you need.


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