Tag:AI

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ICO Introduces Consultation Series on Data Protection and Generative AI
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Provisional Political Agreement on Landmark AI Regulation in Europe
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Japanese Government Identified Issues Related to AI and Copyrights
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Japanese Privacy Regulator Cautioned Businesses regarding Issues Relating to Generative AI Services
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Australian Government contemplates Asimov’s Omnibus
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AI (Adverse Inferences): AI Lending Models may show unconscious bias, according to Report.
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Facial Recognition Technology – Good or Bad?
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A New Type of Cyberattack: AI-Powered Cyberattacks

ICO Introduces Consultation Series on Data Protection and Generative AI

By Claude-Étienne Armingaud & Sophie Verstraeten

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently launched a consultation series on how data protection laws should apply to the development and use of generative AI models (“Gen AI”). In the coming months, the ICO will publish further views on how to interpret specific requirements of UK GDPR and Part 2 of the DPA 2018 in relation to Gen AI. This first part of the consultation focusses on whether it is lawful to train Gen AI on personal data scraped from the web. The consultation seeks feedback from stakeholders with an interest in Gen AI.

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Provisional Political Agreement on Landmark AI Regulation in Europe

By: Giovanni Campi, Petr Bartoš, and Kathleen Keating

In a landmark development, EU lawmakers reached on 8 December 2023 a provisional political agreement on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act). Once adopted, this regulation will be the first of its kind, and could set a global standard for AI laws around the world.

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Japanese Government Identified Issues Related to AI and Copyrights

By Aiko Yamada and Yuki Sako

Aiming to address creators’ concerns and to minimize risks of copyright infringement by artificial intelligence (AI) developers and users, the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan convened panels at the Legal System Subcommittee of the Copyright Committee on 26 July 2023 and 5 September 2023 to identify issues to resolve in relation with generative AI and copyrights as roughly noted below:

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Japanese Privacy Regulator Cautioned Businesses regarding Issues Relating to Generative AI Services

By Yuki Sako and Aiko Yamada

Following the call for international standards on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the recent G7 summit, on 2 June 2023, in a rare move, Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) issued two warnings in a publicly released letter (the “Letter”):

  • Firstly to the three categories of users of generative AI services, i.e.,
    • business operators who collect personal information and thus are subject to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Japan (APPI);
    • government agencies, which may adopt generative AI services into their operations; and
    • the general public; and
  • Secondly to the “ChatGPT” developers/publishers. 
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Australian Government contemplates Asimov’s Omnibus

By Cameron Abbott, Daniel Knight, Rob Pulham, Stephanie Mayhew, and Dadar Ahmadi-Pirshahid

Amid the rapid acceleration of tools like ChatGPT and global calls for tailored regulation of artificial intelligence tools, the Australia Federal Government has released a discussion paper on the safe and responsible use of AI. The Government is consulting on what safeguards are needed to ensure Australia has an appropriate regulatory and governance framework to manage the potential risks, while continuing to encourage uptake of innovative technologies.

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AI (Adverse Inferences): AI Lending Models may show unconscious bias, according to Report.

By Cameron Abbott and Max Evans

We live in an era where the adoption and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the forefront of business advancement and social progression. Facial recognition technology software is used or is being piloted to be used across a variety of government sectors, whilst voice recognition assistants are becoming the norm both in personal and business contexts. However, as we have blogged previously on, the AI ‘bandwagon’ inherently comes with legitimate concerns.

This is no different in the banking world. The use of AI-based phishing detection applications has strengthened cybersecurity safeguards for financial institutions, whilst the use of “Robo-Advisers” and voice and language processors has facilitated efficiency by increasing the pace of transactions and reducing service times. However, this appears to sound too good to be true, as according to a Report by CIO Drive, algorithmic lending models may show an unconscious bias.

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Facial Recognition Technology – Good or Bad?

By Cameron Abbott, Michelle Aggromito and Jacqueline Patishman

As of June 2019, law enforcement agencies are working with the city of Perth in running a 12-month trial in the use of facial recognition software. The trial involves the installation of the software in 30 CCTV cameras and is part of the Federal Government’s Smart Cities plan, which was created with the aim of increasing interconnectivity and building intelligent, technology-enabled infrastructure throughout Australia.

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A New Type of Cyberattack: AI-Powered Cyberattacks

By Cameron Abbott and Harry Crawford

Researchers are warning that AI threatens to increase the sophistication and effectiveness of cyberattacks, according to a recent blog post by the Wall Street Journal.

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