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  1. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Bird & Bird’s Digital Rights & Assets group review the EU’s draft Data Governance Act and discuss its political reception and interaction with GDPR

    Our newly formed global Digital Rights & Assets group are delighted to present to you a podcast exploring some of the key issues relating to the European Commission’s draft Data Governance Act. In furtherance of its ...

  2. Legal news
    13 November 2019
    A Light Touch Regulatory Framework for AI

    A more controlling framework is needed for Tech that impacts on fundamental rights, such as predictive policing and the use of AI in criminal justice, potentially dangerous environments (e.g. autonomous vehicles) and ...

  3. Legal news
    27 June 2019
    AI in Drug Development: Who’s the inventor?

    AI technologies are being rapidly implemented into drug development pathways, and large pharmaceutical companies are collaborating with smaller technology groups and new start-ups to do so. Whilst these technologies are ...

  4. Legal news
    15 May 2019
    AI in the Developing World: a blessing or a curse?

    There is no doubt that AI applications can positively impact the lives of people in the developing world, but the use of AI is not without its pitfalls, both economically and legally. Furthermore the ethical ...

  5. Legal news
    09 May 2019
    AI in the Courtroom

    With the Estonian Ministry of Justice (EMOJ) planning to pilot an AI judicial system later this year, businesses and litigants in person may benefit from greater accessibility, lower costs and quicker turnaround times. ...

  6. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    Accountable AI – can the law reduce bias and increase transparency?

    Governments are increasingly making use of AI tools to help with decision making, but they face a key challenge: ensuring fairness and maintaining public trust.

  7. Legal news
    03 May 2019
    AI and Online Harms: what does the Government’s White Paper mean for the industry?

    Earlier this month the Government released the much-anticipated Online Harms White Paper. Jointly authored by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office, the Paper sets out the Government’s proposals ...

  8. Legal news
    26 April 2019
    AI generated content: Why is OpenAI’s new language model “too dangerous to release”?

    From personal assistants to customer services, AI that can talk to us is already big business. But what happens when AI gets a bit too good at pretending to be a human?

  9. Legal news
    25 April 2019
    40% of Europe’s AI start-ups are missing one thing: AI

    In a recent report, London-based venture capital firm MMC was unable to find any evidence of AI use in close to half of the “AI start-ups” in Europe. Among start-ups that did use AI, the majority preferred purchasing ...

  10. Legal news
    15 October 2017
    The Use of AI in Weapons Systems – The UK and US Legal and Regulatory Framework

    In any business sector – including the defence sector – the introduction of AI needs a consideration of the current and future legal environment in order to assess whether it can be legally introduced into that ...