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In addition to US President Joseph Biden’s recent executive order on artificial intelligence (AI), Vice President Kamala Harris recently announced a series of new US initiatives that will build on the executive order. Following the vice president’s announcement at the Global Summit on AI Safety in the United Kingdom, the administration issued a Fact Sheet outlining the initiatives.
President Joseph Biden issued an executive order (Order) on October 30 addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by artificial intelligence (AI). The Order’s scope is extensive and includes new standards for AI safety, security, and innovation in a number of industries, including, but not limited to, technology, immigration, privacy, intellectual property, healthcare, and the workplace. The overarching goal of the Order is to promote responsible innovation, competition, and collaboration in AI via government oversight and regulation.
It should be no surprise to readers of this blog that questions about artificial intelligence (AI) have been the hot topic for the past six months. We have previously written posts related to AI contracting pointers, updates from the US Copyright Office and the UK government, and transatlantic developments, as well as copyright risks. This month, we are going to continue the trend and raise some additional issues related to AI that are relevant to our tech and sourcing followers.
On July 18, 2022, the UK government published high-level proposals for its approach to regulating uses of artificial intelligence (AI), as part of its National AI Strategy and, more broadly, its UK Digital Strategy. The government is seeking public views on the approach, which is contained in a policy paper; a more detailed White Paper will be published in late 2022.
In June 2022, the UK government published its cross-government UK Digital Strategy for creating a world-leading environment in which to grow digital businesses. The Digital Strategy brings together various initiatives on digitalization and data-driven technologies, including the National AI Strategy. The government states that it is actively seeking to grow expertise in deep technologies of the future, such as artificial intelligence, next generation semiconductors, digital twins, autonomous systems, and quantum computing.
The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) recently extended the deadline for responses to a policy paper issued on May 26, 2022, calling for views on UK data storage and processing infrastructure, security, and resilience (the Call for Views). The Call for Views invites contributions from data center operators, cloud platform providers, managed service providers, data center customers, security and equipment suppliers, and cybersecurity experts to better understand the risks associated with data storage and processing services.
In this webinar, partner Mike Pierides and associate Oliver Bell will review developments in the legal and regulatory landscape around the world relating to the development and deployment of artificial intelligence.
The Stanford Institute for Human Centered Artificial Intelligence recently published its AI Index Report 2022. In a world of near-constant advancement and innovation in technology, it’s no surprise the report found that more global artificial intelligence (AI) legislation was proposed in 2021 than ever before.
The Bank of England (Bank) and the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published their final report of discussions from the UK Artificial Intelligence Public-Private Forum on February 17. Over quarterly meetings and several workshops conducted since October 2020, the Bank and the FCA jointly facilitated dialogue between the public sector, the private sector, and academia in order to deepen their collective understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and explore how to support the safe adoption of AI. This initiative was incorporated into the UK National AI Strategy.
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in the United Kingdom just closed a consultation on policy options for changes to patent and copyright legislation to better protect technology created by artificial intelligence (AI).