Artificial Intelligence

As AI intersects into ever more areas of everyday life, legislators across the world are increasingly focused on ensuring that intersection does not become unwelcome intrusion. In recent months the EU has taken centre stage with the release of drafts of its proposed EU AI regulation (the “EU Regulation

Continue Reading AI-gatha Christie: What clues does the AI Policy Paper provide about the future for regulation of AI in the UK?

The proposed EU AI Regulation, a comprehensive regime for the purposes of regulating AI in the EU, is set to impact organizations around the world. It is expected that the proposed regulation will be enacted in 2024 or 2025.  Once that happens, those that make AI available within the EU,
Continue Reading Coming EU legislation will change the AI regulatory environment for healthcare technology and life sciences companies

Use of AI in healthcare continues to solidify itself as a solid practice for the benefit of patients and healthcare providers. No more than a cursory search of the subject provides a number of existing examples, such as cancer detection, of AI intervention in AI. In some cases, such
Continue Reading IFPMA issues principles encouraging ethical use of AI in healthcare

Since its release in April 2021, the draft AI regulations (the “Regulations”), also referred to as the EU AI Act, have acted as a catalyst of legal, political, and societal developments within the field of AI. Forming the basis of many of the developing trends for AI in
Continue Reading Shifting sands for AI in Europe: Spain unveils Europe’s first sandbox for artificial intelligence

In November 2021, we reported on a consultation by the UK Intellectual Property Office (“UKIPO”) on potential amendments to existing intellectual property law in light of AI created works and inventions. The consultation sought responses on three key issues:

  • copyright protection for computer-generated works without a human author;


Continue Reading I, Creator: UK Intellectual Property Office publishes its response to consultation on AI and intellectual property law

The European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) has published Guidelines 5/2022 on privacy issues in the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies.

Below are the most relevant points set out in the EDPB’s.

Facial recognition technology

Facial recognition represents one of the most innovative and revolutionary technological inventions
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Glimpsing blue whales in your tears

What’s the difference between a teardrop and an ocean? The question might seem ridiculous, but oceans and teardrops have more in common than might first seem the be the case. Both are largely composed of salty water, both have creatures living in them (tiny
Continue Reading Emerging definitions: Capturing the essence of Artificial Intelligence

The Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (“DRCF”) has issued a call for views on the benefits and risks of algorithmic processing uncovered in their research and set out their plan of action for the coming year.

Over the past year, DLA Piper has covered a number of developments in the area
Continue Reading UK digital watchdogs take aim at algorithms and online technologies in their plans for future regulatory collaboration

In parallel to the proposal for a Regulation on Artificial Intelligence,[1] the European Commission has also presented a proposal for the new Machinery Regulation 2021[2] (Machinery Regulation), that will replace the Machinery Directive currently in force (Directive 2006/42/EC).[3]

In the first part of our analysis (available here
Continue Reading The interplay between the new Machinery Regulation and Artificial Intelligence, IoT, cybersecurity and the human-machine relationship

Earlier this year DLA Piper UK’s AI team reported on a world-leading project to pilot the use of algorithmic impacts assessments (“AIAs”), in which a framework for assessing the social impact of applying AI systems to health data is being tested by the UK’s National Health Service. Although
Continue Reading Algorithmic accountability: a practical route to applying AI ethics