Artificial Intelligence

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 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly relevant and important role in our lives.  Be it through your personal devices, streaming platforms or the production of vaccines, our symbiotic relationship with AI is unquestionable. This rapid rise in the use of AI raises challenging questions for patent law:

Continue Reading Thaler Shut Down: High Court of Australia confirms AI incapable of being an “inventor”

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

Red tape binds the nation together

The ‘80s sitcom “Yes, Minister” has been a favourite of mine for many years. I was a bit young to watch it when originally shown, but I came across it on VHS when doing a Government and Politics A-Level in the mid-90s, and it

Continue Reading AI Returns Policy: The case for investing in AI standards to drive profit

Synaptic fantastic

The only example of an information processing system capable of human-level general intelligence that we have (at present) is the human brain itself.

This ‘wetware’ contains about 80 to 100 billion neurons, and about 100 trillion (or 1000 times as many) synapses. With each synapse being a ‘trainable’

Continue Reading Immeasurably better? Non-digital AI and the regulatory challenge

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

In its proposed AI Regulation (“AI Act”), the EU recognises AI as one of the most important technologies of the 21st century. It is often forgotten, however, that AI is not one specific type of technology. Instead, it is an umbrella term for a range of technologies

Continue Reading Data protection regulators publish myth-busting guidance on machine learning

On 28 September, the European Commission (“Commission”) announced that it had adopted two proposals aimed at bringing European liability rules into the digital age and addressing many of the new issues arising from novel technologies. The first, tasked with updating the existing regime under the Product Liability Directive

Continue Reading The EU readies its rules on liability for AI and the digital age

You wake up early to the sound of an alarm that only exists inside your own head, and it is silenced automatically as soon as you’re awake. You get up to shower and the water is already running, at exactly the temperature you like. While drinking your coffee you receive

Continue Reading Regulate your thoughts: the age of brain-machine interfaces and the neural lace is almost here

From the browser on a smartphone, to word processing software, to an entire operating system, Open Source Software (Open Source) is so ubiquitous that you’re likely using it without even realising. So, what is it and why do we care about it in the context of an M&A transaction?

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Continue Reading ‘To the left, to the left: All the IP you ‘own’ in the box to the (copy)left’: Open Source Software issues in M&A transactions