Executives aware of AI risk – but failing to take action

A survey has shown that many executives are failing to take concrete steps to address the risks posed by AI, despite claiming to fully understand the issues involved.

24 October 2019

Microsoft counsel urges AI data sharing

A Microsoft in-house counsel has highlighted the company’s ambition to “democratise” AI data.

23 September 2019

UK lawmakers call for legal framework to govern police facial recognition trials

UK parliamentarians have called for police to halt the use of automated facial recognition technologies until a legislative framework is in place to govern it.

19 July 2019

UK ranks sixth worldwide in AI patent applicants

The UK government has said it is committed to boosting the UK’s artificial intelligence sector and that the number of AI patent applications made in the UK is growing rapidly.

20 June 2019

France limits data analysis of judges’ decisions

French lawmakers have introduced legislation which bans the inclusion of judges’ names in statistical analysis of court decisions, prompting concern about restrictions on data-driven businesses.

07 June 2019

DLA Piper launches AI practice

DLA Piper has created a dedicated artificial intelligence practice that will be led by five partners across the US, Canada and the UK.

16 May 2019

Berlin Group emphasises importance of data protection in AI and location tracking

An international grouping of data protection authorities and privacy organisations has made a series of recommendations to providers and developers of AI and location tracking systems, as well as the organisations implementing the systems.

10 May 2019

Kenyan antitrust head: AI could be catastrophic for Africa

The proliferation of anticompetitive algorithms could have potentially “catastrophic” effects for Africa, the head of Kenya’s antitrust enforcer has warned.

27 March 2019

Illinois no harm ruling cited in Facebook US$30 billion class action

Following recent interpretations of Illinois law, plaintiffs who are suing Facebook for non-consensual use of their biometric data have insisted that no concrete harm is required for the court to back them.

21 February 2019

Guadeloupe university must disclose admissions algorithms, court orders

A Guadeloupe court has ordered the president of the University of the French West Indies to release details of the algorithmic processes used by the school to process applications from prospective students.

21 February 2019

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