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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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