Artificial Intelligence

For the past few years, the UK Government (the “Government”) has grown to acknowledge that the increasing prevalence of AI within the public and private sector has led to the inescapable impact of its behaviour on the UK public. In many cases, this has been met with favour,
Continue Reading AI, algorithms, and accountability: UK government announces world-leading pilot on algorithmic impact assessments in healthcare

Welcome to the first edition of our new regular tech law newsletter, DLA Piper’s Digital Law Alert. Our inaugural edition features:

  • Our top tech predictions for 2022
  • Key tech and sourcing alerts at the start of 2022
What has 2022 got in store for tech?
  1. In 2022 the world will


Continue Reading Digital Law Alert – Your regular tech law update from DLA Piper UK

On 12 January, the UK Government (the “Government”) announced that a new pilot initiative, as part of their wider National AI Strategy, would go ahead in pursuit of seeking to shape the way organisations and regulators develop technical standards for artificial intelligence (“AI”). The announcement
Continue Reading UK Government announces initiative to shape Global AI standards

Following its April 2021 proposal for a European Artificial Intelligence Regulation, the Commission comes back to the topic of liability for damages in the digital age with a consultation open to the public until January 10, 2022.

The purpose of the consultation

Having launched the first part of the public
Continue Reading Liability in the digital and AI age: EU looks beyond the ‘AI act’

Background: Initial Call for Views and UK Government Response

Earlier this year DLA Piper reported on the UK government’s response to its consultation on AI and potential amendments to existing intellectual property law. The initial call for views sought to gain insight into how individuals and organisations believe that AI
Continue Reading UK consultation on treatment of AI in copyright and patents legislation

In July 2019, the FCA announced that it was partnering with the Alan Turing Institute to explore transparency and “explainability” of AI in the financial services sector. On June 11th 2021, the Alan Turing Institute published their report on “AI in Financial Services“. This FCA commissioned report
Continue Reading AI in Financial Services – The Alan Turing Institute

Integration and Integrity

It would take a particular type of pessimist to embark on a new project expecting it to fail completely – but a truly foolish level of optimism not to even consider the possibility of problems, and make sensible provision for how to handle them.

The complexity of
Continue Reading Damaged goods and good damages: What the hardware renaissance means for tech disputes

The US Senate on Tuesday, June 8, approved the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, comprehensive technology policy and funding legislation aimed at combating the growing influence of China in critical technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum science while ensuring American leadership in setting international technological standards.
Continue Reading AI Outlook: US Senate approves the US Innovation and Competition Act

If I could tell you how you could make your AI system do nearly ten times as much work on the same hardware, would that be worth something to you, eh…?

Transformers – more than meets the eye

So how can we make our AI ten times more efficient? Well,
Continue Reading Definitely not a zero sum game: Sparsity and next generation AI

Thread count

Before we get to the death scene, let’s step back in time…

History tends to focus on the addition of new sources of power, such as water wheels and steam engines, as the transformative aspect of the Industrial Revolution. Arguably, separating the production of goods into distinct tasks,
Continue Reading Serial killers: The massively parallel processors driving the AI and crypto revolutions (fava beans and a nice chianti not required)