Imagine a modern-day meeting room in a bustling corporate office, where executives and employees alike converse in hushed tones, no notes or minutes are taken, and their words disappear almost as quickly as they are spoken. Picture the scene: a CEO dispatches a critical strategy to her team, a manager

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Exploring the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on today’s businesses.

DLA Piper is proud to present AI ChatRoom, a captivating series of conversational videos that helps businesses understand the rapidly evolving landscape of Artificial Intelligence (AI) laws and regulations. We hope you will join our industry-leading legal professionals

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On 4 May 2023, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) announced the launch of an initial review of competition and consumer protection principles that are designed to guide the ongoing development and use of artificial intelligence (“AI”) foundation models.

These models are a type of

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Following the launch of Open AI’s ChatGPT late last year, several Chinese companies and universities have sought to produce similar alternatives within China. Naturally, proliferation of such technology has attracted the attention of Chinese regulators, in particular the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), which has on 11 April 2023 released

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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 regulatory

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Probably even the chatbot ChatGPT[1] would be “surprised” to see how many new articles, essays, blogposts, personal posts and videos discuss issues around AI, and specifically, generative AI.

In this blogpost we’re not going to try to fully explore the various legal aspects of AI. We want to focus

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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

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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

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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

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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

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