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Over the last year, companies implemented new digital technology solutions at record levels, looking to implement emerging technologies, improve the user digital experience, leverage cloud solutions to store the massive amounts of data being generated, and test the waters on how to transact using digital assets. And we don’t see things slowing down.

Following an initial announcement in early 2021, the UK government has recently launched its first National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy. This new strategy indicates that the United Kingdom may be planning on diverging from the legislative approach taken by the EU Commission in its “AI package.”

The United Kingdom (UK) government on September 22 launched the country’s first National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy to build on the UK’s strengths in the area and maximize new AI opportunities.
If you are just wrapping your head around the concepts of virtual reality and augmented reality, it may be time to get past the learning curve, as more technology companies are talking about creating the “metaverse.”

On September 2, 2021, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) motion for summary judgement, finding that an artificial intelligence (AI) system cannot be named as an inventor on a patent.

US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced on September 8 that the Department of Commerce established a high-level committee to advise the federal government on a range of issues related to artificial intelligence (AI) and the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative (the Initiative).

In a recently published article on TechRadar, Morgan Lewis partner Mike Pierides and associate Charlotte Roxon consider both the UK government’s plans to publish a National Artificial Intelligence Strategy and the EU Commission’s proposed EU-wide artificial intelligence legislative framework, and any potential alignment between the two.

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The EU Commission recently released its proposal to legislate a European Union–wide artificial intelligence (AI) framework. The EU Commission’s intention is that the proposed regulation on AI will provide greater safety and fundamental rights protection, while also supporting innovation and enabling trust without preventing innovation.
Having recently announced the launch of the new UK Cyber Security Council, the UK government has followed up by announcing its plans to publish a new National Artificial Intelligence Strategy (the AI Strategy) later this year.
The United Kingdom’s Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) on March 10 announced in its 2021–2022 workplan that the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will join as a full member from April 1, 2021.