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“AI and sustainability - cure or curse?”

May 29, 2024

While AI can help resolve data issues in sustainable investing, it can create problems such as information breaches and inherent bias in data.

How to make a law firm AI ready: Insights from Lena Haffner at Legal Revolution 2024

May 29, 2024

On May 14, 2024, Lena Haffner, Innovation Lead Germany at Norton Rose Fulbright, shared her insights on “How do you make a law firm AI ready?" at Legal Revolution 2024, one of Europe’s leading conferences in legal innovation and technology. Her lecture focused on developing a comprehensive roadmap for integrating AI into law firms, emphasizing the importance of developing a robust AI strategy and fostering an innovation-ready culture. Key topics covered in the lecture included strategic planning, skills development, multidisciplinary teamwork, and strong AI governance.

New requirements for federal contractors using AI-powered technology provides sound advice for all employers

May 24, 2024

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) increasingly informs employment decisions, recent guidance for federal contractors suggests employers of all types should consider their current practices.

Generative AI: How it works, content ownership, and copyrights

May 24, 2024

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) has captured everyone’s attention as the next wave of technological advancement promising us to move into a golden era of productivity and creativity. In a matter of minutes, with a well thought out prompt, anyone can create stunning images, videos, songs and text.

AI Code Generators

May 16, 2024

One area of generative artificial intelligence that organizations are already adopting is the use of generative AI to develop software code.

Clarifying AI and inventorship: USPTO's guidance for AI-assisted inventions

May 14, 2024

The Federal Circuit’s Thaler decision, and the Supreme Court’s subsequent denial of certiorari, established that only a natural person can be an inventor on a patent, meaning artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be.

The robots are coming … is insurance ready for AI?

May 09, 2024

The insurance industry is founded on predicting, as accurately as possible, whether or not a risk will materialize in a fast-moving competitive environment. Such predictions are intensively focused on data.

Generative AI in fashion design complicates trademark ownership

May 07, 2024

Emerging technologies are weaving their way through the fashion industry. Whether it’s offering unique fashion pieces through nonfungible tokens such as Dolce & Gabbana’s Collezione Genesi NFT or Metaverse Fashion Week 2023, fashion creatives are embracing the opportunity to engage with cutting-edge technologies.

HHS, nondiscrimination, and artificial intelligence

May 02, 2024

On April 26, 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a final rule addressing discrimination in health care.

TMT M&A trends: Road to recovery as sector looks to exploit technology deal drivers

May 01, 2024

After a lacklustre finish to 2022 when compared to the vintage year for M&A that was 2021, dealmakers expected 2023 to see the market continue to cool in most sectors, in response to the economic headwinds of rising inflation (with its corresponding impact on financing costs), declining market valuations, tightening regulatory scrutiny and increasing geopolitical tensions. Hopes remained high, however, for deal activity in the perennially active TMT sector, which was expected to capitalise on the ever-increasing digitalisation and connectivity requirements of businesses and consumers alike.