Tencent enters the arms race: AI newsletter 11 September 2023

The importance of marching in lockstep to develop harmonised standards for AI continues to be on the lips of every politician in front of a microphone, while at home governments are busy doing whatever they think best – the UK with its new safety evaluation process, the US with yet another boldly bipartisan proposal, and Japan with a new proposal for some guidelines. Meanwhile, yet another global tech giant has deployed a large language model.

11 September 2023

Regulators get back in business: AI newsletter 4 September 2023

With the long summer holidays finally over, authorities and governments have hit the ground running. Spain has launched the EU’s first dedicated agency for overseeing AI, the Netherlands has called for more control over the technology, and the UK is hanging up the bunting for its international AI conference in November.

04 September 2023

TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab breach blues: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 1 September 2023

A Michigan judge preliminarily approves a $9.5 million Preservation of Personal Privacy Act settlement; TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab sued over data breach; and the American Bar Association launches AI task force.

01 September 2023

Selling shovels in the goldrush: AI newsletter 29 August 2023

OpenAI, still the wellspring of much of the enthusiasm around generative artificial intelligence thanks to the popularity of its ChatGPT models, is facing continued criticism, with formal complaints filed against it in the EU and Stanford researchers casting aspersions on its reliability. Meanwhile Arm and Nvidia, two of the biggest producers of the chips that underpin AI technologies, respectively announced a landmark IPO and doubling of year-on-year revenue.

29 August 2023

A survey of the US AI regulatory landscape

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner counsel Goli Mahdavi and associate Sam Garner provide a comprehensive look at the current state of AI regulation at the federal and state levels.

24 August 2023

AI is a monkey taking a selfie: AI newsletter 21 August 2023

Not content with seizing the spotlight for its November summit on AI, the UK government is pushing forward on its AI agenda by announcing a new set of funding and trailing an update to its policy white paper. On the commercial side, the big names in AI are struggling to retain top talent as a wealth of opportunities prompt innovators to set up their own smaller, faster-moving enterprises.

21 August 2023

US moves against China and Google sings for its supper: AI newsletter 14 August 2023

The summer slowdown has done little to touch AI. Hundreds of millions of dollars are still pouring into the highest profile companies, while the US wields its executive might to try and divert that stream away from Beijing.

14 August 2023

Romain Robert: the exit interview

Noyb programme director Romain Robert has been a key part of the team that has gone from being known as “privacy fundamentalists” to the “28th data protection authority” over the past five years. At the end of his three-year tenure at the NGO, he tells GDR about what GDPR issues need further work, the state of civil society, and the future of enforcement.

11 August 2023

Fraser Sampson: the exit interview

Fraser Sampson, the Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner, is leaving his position at the end of October as the forthcoming Data Protection and Digital Information Bill abolishes the latter half of his role. He spoke to GDR about the line between data protection and surveillance regulation, and the UK’s shortcomings in managing the emerging risks around new AI-enabled surveillance techniques like facial recognition.

10 August 2023

Blackstone’s billions and the AI company that never was: AI newsletter 7 August 2023

The flood of public statements by tech companies seeking to preserve as much freedom as possible without setting themselves wholly at odds with governments over regulation continues, as those authorities cast around for views on just what regulation would even look like. The money, as always, speaks louder, and the biggest global companies are turning their attention to what AI could mean for their bottom line.

07 August 2023

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