Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we work, and as businesses shift more and more of their operations to AI technologies, there are some legal implications that must be considered including regulatory compliance and ethical, commercial, intellectual property and data privacy related issues. Regulation of AI is on the horizon, with the EU playing a leading role, which will impose significant obligations impacting businesses across many, if not all, sectors of the economy. Our AI hub will keep you up to date with the legal implications of using AI in your organization to help you navigate the evolving legal landscape.
The AI Act: A step closer to the first law on Artificial Intelligence
On 11 May 2023, members of the European Parliament passed their compromise text of the AI Act (the AI Act) at the committee stage, taking this law a step closer to being finalised.
AI and the UK regulatory framework
In March 2023, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology published a white paper detailing its proposed approach to regulating artificial intelligence (AI) in the UK. It takes a different approach to the EU with a non-statutory principles-based framework to be applied by regulators in each sector.
Everyone is using ChatGPT – what does my organisation need to watch out for?
In December 2022, OpenAI released ChatGPT, a powerful AI-powered chatbot that could handle users’ questions and requests for information or content in a convincing and confident manner.
FCA publishes speech on innovation, AI and the future of financial regulation
On 17 April 2023, the FCA published a speech by Jessica Rusu, FCA Chief Data, Information and Intelligence Officer, at the Innovate Finance Global Summit. The speech focused on innovation, artificial intelligence (AI) and the future of financial regulation.
The role of AI in insolvency litigation
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UK AI White Paper
At last, UK Government publishes its White Paper on AI – “A pro-innovation approach to AI regulation” – an opportune start, but as expected, a framework with detail to follow…
Biological Computing and Related Legal Considerations
As recent innovations in Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) such as ChatGPT ignite debate over issues such as the legal status of non-humans, privacy implications of novel computing abilities, and rights of intelligent systems’ creators over output, similar considerations confront another emerging computing field—one involving human cells.
The Wolfsberg Group publishes Principles for Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Financial Crime Compliance
On 1 December 2022, the Wolfsberg Group published Principles for Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) in Financial Crime Compliance.
Foundations for good AI governance
Organisations are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) to capitalise on the potential of its transformative power. From virtual assistants, to systems that make recommendations for hiring, to automating decisions for credit, to behavioural analysis to better serve a customer segment (to name only a few), AI is being integrated across the value chain in all business domains.
Federal Court of Canada continues to support patentability of computer-implemented inventions
In Benjamin Moore & Co. v. Attorney General of Canada, 2022 FC 9231, the Federal Court of Canada set aside the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s (CIPO) refusal of patent applications for two computer-implemented inventions relating to colour selection methods using experimentally derived relationships for colour harmony and colour emotion.
UK consults on non statutory cross sectoral guidance principles for regulating AI
On 18 July 2022, the UK Government put forward proposals on the future regulation of Artificial Intelligence. The approach anticipates a horizontal non-statutory overlay addressing key areas of AI regulatory novelty to attain consistency and coherence, while allowing sectoral flexibility.
Court continues to support patentability of computer-implemented inventions
In Benjamin Moore & Co. v. Attorney General of Canada, 2022 FC 923, the Federal Court of Canada set aside the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s (CIPO) refusal of patent applications for two computer-implemented inventions relating to colour selection methods using experimentally derived relationships for colour harmony and colour emotion (the Federal Court of Canada remitted Canadian Patent Applications No. 2,695,130 and No. 2,695,146, directed to a “Colour Selection System”).
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Regulation of artificial intelligence is on the way in many regions across the globe. The EU Commission has proposed an AI regulation that would apply to financial institutions, and governments elsewhere are considering their own regulatory responses.
EU AI Regulation: What the proposal means for business
The EU Commission has adopted a proposed AI Regulation. As AI proliferates, the Regulation will impact virtually all industry sectors and have far-reaching implications for a wide range of activities, such as product development, procurement, human resources, compliance, governance, IT systems, contracting, and risk management.
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