In November 2021, the UK Government (“Government”) issued the National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy, with the ambition of making the UK a global AI superpower over the next decade. The strategy promised a thriving ecosystem, supported by Government policy that would look at establishing an effective regulatoryContinue Reading A Pro-Innovation Approach: UK Government publishes white paper on the future of governance and regulation of artificial intelligence
In recent weeks, generative AI platforms, such as Chat GPT-4, DALL.E 2, and Stable Diffusion, have made headlines for a number of reasons. Many have questioned the impact this technology will have on business, education, and the creative sectors, and the potential benefits it may bring. Others…Continue Reading Art(ificial intelligence) imitates life: IP infringement risks presented by Generative AI
In January 2023, DLA Piper published a further update in its series on Project Gigabit (“Project”), exploring the progress made by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS”) up to the end of Autumn 2022 towards national coverage of gigabit-capable broadband. Further detail on…Continue Reading Project Gigabit: Winter Update 2022
We are slowly seeing the emerging trend of organisations considering the use of generative technologies across all areas of business. Collectively known as ‘generative AI’, these technologies (such as the popular Chat-GPT and Dall-E) are capable of taking a prompt from its user and creating entirely new content, such as…Continue Reading Imitating Creators: Prospective governance and mechanisms for identifying AI-generated content
In September 2022, DLA Piper published its latest article in its series on Project Gigabit (“Project”), detailing the progress made by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS”) up to the end of Summer 2022 towards national coverage of gigabit-capable broadband. Further detail on…Continue Reading Project Gigabit: Autumn Update 2022
On 6 December 2022, the Council of the European Union (“EU Council”) announced that it had adopted a position on its general approach to the development of a harmonised regime for regulating AI in the EU (the proposed EU AI Act (“AI Act”)).
The adoption is…Continue Reading A new approach to regulating AI: EU Council announces adoption of a general approach to the harmonisation of AI regulation
In September 2022, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a directive on liability for damage caused by artificial intelligence, aimed at building trust in AI and encouraging investments across the internal market.
Civil liability and Artificial Intelligence: why specific legislation is needed
According to a recent survey, civil…Continue Reading The AI Liability Directive: EU improves liability protections for those impacted by AI
Synthetic data is a subject (at least for the uninitiated) encircled in a layer of scepticism and uncertainty. While synthetic data has existed for some time, the manner in which it is being utilised has evolved substantially. As with all novel implementations of technology, there are always teething problems and…Continue Reading In defence of synthetic data: how synthetic data can be used as a privacy-enhancing technique during the early stages of an AI system’s lifecycle
Data is often the fuel that powers AI used by organisations. It tailors search parameters, spots behavioural trends, and predicts future possible outcomes (to highlight a just a few uses). In response, many of these organisations seek to accumulate and use as much data as possible, in order to make…Continue Reading Keeping an ‘AI’ on your data: UK data regulator recommends lawful methods of using personal information and artificial intelligence
In January 2022, DLA Piper reported on an announcement of a new initiative, as part of the UK’s National AI Strategy, to shape the way organisations and regulators develop technical standards for artificial intelligence (“AI”). The initiative, the AI Standards Hub (“Hub”), was highlighted as…Continue Reading UK launches new AI Standards Hub for the development of AI best practices