With great fanfare, and a Herculean final series of negotiating sessions stretching long into the night, political agreement on the EU AI Act was reached on 8th December 2023. This marked a big step closer to the first major piece of legislation regulating AI and its uses coming in

Continue Reading EU AI Act Update – Political Agreement Reached!

After the EU Parliament adopted its position regarding the draft EU AI Act on 14 June 2023 with an overwhelming majority, the last step of the legislative process – the trilogue negotiations between the Parliament, the EU Council of Ministers and the European Commission – meanwhile began, mindful of the

Continue Reading EU AI Act Update – Latest developments and potential roadblocks ahead

According to latest news following months of discussions, members of the European Parliament have reached a provisional political deal on AI Act legislation some days ago. Both a final vote of the European Parliament and related official documentation is not publicly available at this stage. However, the legislative process now

Continue Reading AI Act – The European Way Forward

The TV turns on, without prompt, and switches to the news. The company you are working for has decided to implement a new AI system, rendering your role and the roles of many of your colleagues redundant. You ask your virtual assistant to bring up your social media and attempt

Continue Reading Beyond Binary: Revisiting the Interplay of Artificial Intelligence, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law

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

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

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