Imagine a modern-day meeting room in a bustling corporate office, where executives and employees alike converse in hushed tones, no notes or minutes are taken, and their words disappear almost as quickly as they are spoken. Picture the scene: a CEO dispatches a critical strategy to her team, a manager

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Due to an exponential growth in the investment in female health and wellbeing, Forbes and Dealroom reported that 2023 saw 1.14 billion USD raised collectively across 120 deals in ‘FemTech’. The phrase refers to technology products and services that help to solve the health needs and concerns suffered disproportionately or

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On 23 April, the Italian Council of Ministers passed a bill (AI Bill) aimed at introducing national AI provisions. The main scope is to establish regulatory criteria to balance the opportunities offered by new technologies with the risks associated with improper and harmful use. It supplements the European Regulation on

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The creative process…

It’s 4:31 in the morning, a watery dawn is breaking, and I’m wafting down an almost empty M40 motorway heading to Heathrow for an early flight. The advanced autopilot features in the car are helping with the driving (in the UK it amounts to lane keeping and

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The pace of development in the tech sector is ever accelerating. Generative AI and large language models (LLMs) have become ubiquitous in our vernacular; cloud computing and SaaS solutions have increased in prevalence with the share of enterprises within the EU buying cloud computing in 2023 having increased by 4.2%

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Following the publication of the Government’s pro-innovation strategy earlier this year, the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) AI Update last week sets out how its existing regulatory framework maps to the Government’s five principles on Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulation (AI Principles). The Bank of England and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)

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On 7 March 2024, the UK Government released a new Space Industrial Plan, building on its 2021 National Space Strategy.

This article provides context to the Government’s announcement, including the National Space Strategy which we have previously written about here, and what lies ahead under the new Space Industrial

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On 25 March 2024, the Cabinet Office published Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 02/24: Improving Transparency of AI use in Procurement.  This PPN provides guidance on the use by bidders of Artificial Intelligence in public procurements and in the delivery of government services.  In particular, it highlights the need for

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After years of intense negotiation, EU stakeholders have finally reached political agreement on the long-awaited EU Artificial Intelligence Act (“EU AI Act“), which was first published by the European Commission (“EC“) on 21 April 2021. Following the final trilogues, the Council of the EU released the

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