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

On 7 June 2022, a new EU-wide regime to ensure the swift take-down of online terrorist content within one hour – on pain of civil fine – entered into force. This insight will discuss what EU Regulation 2021/784 (Regulation) means for hosting service providers (HSPs) in

Continue Reading What does the new EU Terrorist Content Regulation mean for Hosting Service Providers?

As AI intersects into ever more areas of everyday life, legislators across the world are increasingly focused on ensuring that intersection does not become unwelcome intrusion. In recent months the EU has taken centre stage with the release of drafts of its proposed EU AI regulation (the “EU Regulation

Continue Reading AI-gatha Christie: What clues does the AI Policy Paper provide about the future for regulation of AI in the UK?

This month’s Digital Law Alert brings you a selection of tech law news from March 2022:

  • Full text of the UK Online Safety Bill introduced to Parliament
  • AI regulation: Recent developments
  • UK/Singapore Digital Economy Agreement
  • EU Digital Markets Act agreed by European Parliament
  • Summary of responses to the UK’s Plan


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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

On 14 December of last year, as somewhat of an early Christmas present for those in the technology, artificial intelligence or dispute resolution space (and everything in between), BAILII (the British and Irish Legal Information Institute) agreed to provide access to Oxford University to conduct AI analysis on its central
Continue Reading BAILII grants Oxford University unprecedented access to case data for AI analysis in historic agreement