Singaporean court’s decision in relation to cryptocurrency trading has implications for cryptocurrency trading mistakes, smart contracts, artificial intelligence and whether cryptocurrency is property
AI and Drug Discovery, Part 1: Collaborations Between Pharma and AI
In Part 1 of this update for 2019, we outline some of the key areas of advancements and discuss some of the recent partnerships between pharma companies and AI companies.
Artificial intelligence and the transportation industry
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are starting to transform how solutions are built and deployed in transportation.
UK Court decides that early-stage open source software projects can generate goodwill sufficient to protect the name of the project
A UK court has for the first time considered the English law concept of “goodwill” in relation to open source software projects and contributing developers.
OECD Recommendation and G20 ministerial Statement on Artificial Intelligence
This article summarizes the OECD Recommendation and the G20 Statement, discusses the OECD’s next steps, and offers our take on the implications of these and related initiatives.
France: new legislative developments for autonomous vehicles
The French PACTE law came into force in May 2019. This blog post summarises the main measures adopted in the field of the regulations applicable to autonomous vehicles experimentations.
Do you need to see your competitor’s source code before you bring an infringement claim?
A recent UK court decision has highlighted the difficulties in obtaining pre-action disclosure of allegedly infringing and confidential source code.
“Digital Era” Report Bolsters Commissioner Vestager’s Digital Legacy
The European Commission has published a report on competition policy for the digital era looking at challenges for EU competition policy created by the ongoing digitisation of the economy.
ICO blog post on AI and solely automated decision-making
The ICO has published a blog post on the role of “meaningful” human reviews in AI systems to prevent them from being categorised as “solely automated decision-making” under Article 22 of the GDPR.
Automated vehicles: Law Commission’s proposed reform and “the user-in-charge”
The most notable proposal to come out of the Law Commission’s recent consultation on AVs is the creation of a “user-in-charge” who would be obliged to take over control of an AV in certain circumstances.