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In the past year, news coverage on generative artificial intelligence has dominated headlines. Generative AI offers dominant functionality and opportunities to leverage incredibly powerful algorithms to make new content. One area that business leaders and research and development teams may think to use generative AI is in the realm of new inventions. However, while generative AI offers great potential, it also comes with risk. Below, we discuss patent and other IP considerations related to using…

In a month already full of activity with respect to regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) globally, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has continued to assert its role in regulating AI in the US. On November 21, 2023, FTC commissioners unanimously resolved to streamline the FTC’s ability to issue civil investigative demands (CIDs) regarding AI in products and services. FTC staff may now more easily compel release of documents, information, and testimony as part of…

On October 30, 2023, President Biden issued a 63-page Executive Order to define the trajectory of artificial intelligence adoption, governance and usage within the United States government. The Executive Order outlines eight guiding principles and priorities for US federal agencies to adhere to as they adopt, govern and use AI. While safety and security are predictably high on the list, so too is a desire to make America a leader in the AI industry including…

On October 17, 2023, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) released two interim final rules (collectively, the “October 2023 IFRs” available here and here) amending the Export Administration Regulations (the “EAR”) to further strengthen export controls on advanced computing items, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and items that can support end uses related to the development and production of supercomputers, advanced-node integrated circuits and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The long-awaited October 2023 IFRs come more than one…

Recent and rapid artificial intelligence developments have captured public attention and much has been discussed around how organizations will need to prepare. From an employment standpoint, the increasingly sophisticated potential for AI applications spans the entire employee lifecycle, from recruitment to onboarding, training and more. In the second report in our Workforce Redesign: Outlooks for Business Leaders series, we explore how businesses can responsibly address evolving AI risk in the context of recruitment and empower a more diverse…

Special thanks to our Baker McKenzie speakers Danielle Benecke and Ben Allgrove, and Industry Experts Ashley Pantuliano, Associate General Counsel, OpenAI, Julian Tsisin, Global Legal & Compliance Technology, Meta, Janel Thamkul, Deputy General Counsel, Anthropic, and Suneil Thomas, Managing Counsel, Google Cloud AI. Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to an afternoon exploring the legal ramifications of the AI Revolution on October 10. Following an interactive keynote discussion with our in-house panelists, leading Baker McKenzie AI lawyers will address the cutting edge legal and regulatory…

Special thanks to our Baker McKenzie speakers Jim Holloway, Theo Ling and Usman Sheikh, and Industry Leaders Mark Crestohl, Senior Counsel, Accenture, Diana Drappel, Assistant General Counsel, Royal Bank of Canada, Levin Karg, Manager, Modernizing Regulation, Office of Economic Growth & Innovation, Ontario Securities Commission, and Raees Nakhuda, Senior Counsel, Thomson Reuters. Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to a breakfast symposium exploring the legal ramifications of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Revolution with esteemed industry leaders from Accenture, the Royal Bank of Canada, Thomson…

On September 6, 2023, California Governor, Gavin Newson, issued an executive order to study the development, use, and risks of generative artificial intelligence (“Gen AI”). Similar to data privacy, California is the first state to analyze Gen AI under this lens. Under the executive order, state agencies will be required to perform risk assessments, create ethical guidelines for Gen AI usage and formulate new policies and regulations. Goals of the executive order are to (i)…

On August 29, 2023, the California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA”) published draft regulations on risk assessments and cybersecurity audits required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”). The CPPA will discuss the draft regulations at the upcoming public meeting on September 8, 2023. The draft regulations make clear that the CPPA has not yet begun formal rulemaking, and that the draft regulations are “intended to facilitate…

What rights does a consumer have to a digital product that they purchase? What control does an author have over their creative works? What obligations do others have to you when they use your data to develop new products? None of these questions are new, but the recent proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, particularly generative AI (GenAI) tools, has brought these questions to the forefront of ongoing conversations about the role that AI will…