by Paul Hemmersbaugh

In a non-coronavirus-related update, last week the US Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a number of changes to the standards that regulate motor vehicle safety in the United States seeking to ease certain safety requirements for Automated Driving Systems (“ADS”). The proposed changes
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The House Financial Services Committee created its Task Force on Artificial Intelligence to determine how to use AI in the financial services industry and examine issues surrounding algorithms, digital identities, and combating fraud. On February 12, the task force held its latest hearing, “Equitable Algorithms: Examining Ways to Reduce
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On February 19, 2020, the European Commission presented its White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – A European Approach to Excellence and Trust, a much-anticipated policy document setting out concrete measures and proposed regulation with the objective of promoting the development, uptake and use of AI applications, while also addressing the resulting fundamental rights challenges.

The document has raised concerns among companies about whether new rules on AI will negatively impact businesses developing or deploying AI solutions across the EU. Feedback on the white paper can be provided until May 19, 2020.


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The Portuguese government approved its strategy and calendar for 5G rollout on 7 February 2020 (Council of Ministers Resolution 7-A/2020). This strategy includes requesting the Portuguese telecom regulator ANACOM to approve the rules on attribution of individual rights to use frequencies, and aggressive dates for effective coverage. For example, all
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