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Organizations are increasingly relying upon and integrating artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, including automated decision-making (ADM) processes, into their workflows and utilizing these applications for critical decision-making processes.[1] AI is being leveraged for a variety of use cases (e.g., IT process automation, marketing and customer care, security and threat detection, recruitment and employment, etc.) and across different industries including technology and communications, financial services, manufacturing, and consumer services. Any AI system is driven and sustained by…

This case was one of Ryan Abbott’s attempts (on behalf of Dr Stephen Thaler) to persuade patent offices across the world to recognise the AI tool “DABUS”, as the inventor in certain patent applications. Case J8/20 related to two European patent applications (EP3564144 and EP3563896) which failed to designate a natural legal person as the inventor, instead specifying the AI system DABUS as the inventor. The AI tool was identified as the inventor by Thaler on the…

Join us for an in-person event with special guest, EEOC Commissioner Keith Sonderling Commissioner Sonderling is recognized for his thought leadership on inclusive AI. He is at the forefront of advocating for rational AI enforcement that meets the mandate of equality without disrupting innovation. He has noted the value of learning the perspectives of innovators, and legal and human resource professionals in this space through an open dialogue. A brief introduction video to Commissioner Sonderling can be found here.…

Synthetic datasets could change the way developers train AI models in healthcare. They have the potential to increase the size of training datasets for AI models, whilst protecting patient privacy, but is this really a solution or just hype? We’ve set out 7 things you need to know. 1. What is synthetic data? A synthetic dataset is an “artificial” dataset containing computer-generated data instead of real-word records. In the healthcare setting, the term “synthetic data” is…

Whether an AI system can be an inventor is a topical issue in patent law throughout the world. Our summary table of recent judgments in Australia, the UK and the US highlights the similarities and differences in how these jurisdictions have so far dealt with the issue. While a final resolution on AI inventorship is not expected for some time, the differing perspectives of the courts provide a useful study in the arguments for and…

Brian Hengesbaugh and Julia Wilson, a leading employment and privacy partner in our London office, join for this episode of Connect on Tech to discuss privacy in the work place and key issues employers are facing.  In this podcast, Brian and Julia take a deep dive into four key areas employers must carefully navigate in the data and privacy realm – i) the processing of testing and vaccination data, ii) employee monitoring in various guises from clever…