Ministers ask LSB to set out strategy on AI use in legal sector – Legal Futures

‘Ministers have asked the Legal Services Board (LSB) to outline how it plans to approach the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the sector by the end of April.’

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Legal Futures, 16th February 2024

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Lawyers’ use of generative AI “accelerating quickly” – Legal Futures

Posted February 13th, 2024 in artificial intelligence, legal profession, news by tracey

‘Lawyers’ use of generative AI is accelerating quickly but there is a major mismatch between in-house and private practice expectations of the impact on billing, new research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 12th February 2024

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News focus: Generative AI – law students call for guidance – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 12th, 2024 in artificial intelligence, codes of practice, Law Society, legal education, news by tracey

‘Law students and academics need guidance on how to discern whether AI applications “pass the smell test”. A roundtable in Leeds heard that a “massive education programme” is needed.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th February 2024

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UK AI copyright code initiative abandoned – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 8th, 2024 in artificial intelligence, codes of practice, copyright, news by tracey

‘The UK government has abandoned plans to broker an industry-led agreement on a new AI copyright code of practice, a voluntary framework the government hoped would strike a balance between AI developers’ desire to access quality data to train their AI models and content creators’ right to control – and commercialise – access to their copyrighted works’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th February 2024

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Growing AI litigation risk requires business response – OUT-LAW.com

‘The risk businesses face from litigation is changing as artificial intelligence (AI) tools become more popular. Businesses need to recognise this and consider the different kinds of risks associated with AI technology and how they might give rise to liability.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th February 2024

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Growing AI litigation risk requires business response – OUT-LAW.com

‘The risk businesses face from litigation is changing as artificial intelligence (AI) tools become more popular. Businesses need to recognise this and consider the different kinds of risks associated with AI technology and how they might give rise to liability.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th February 2024

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New guidance on generative AI for the Bar – The Bar Council

Posted January 30th, 2024 in artificial intelligence, barristers, news by tracey

‘The Bar Council has issued new guidance for barristers navigating the growing use of ChatGPT, and other generative artificial intelligence (AI) large language model systems (LLMs).’

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The Bar Council, 30th January 2024

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UK government AI report confirms decision on protection of copyright works – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK government’s response to the House of Lords Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s report on AI and the creative industries confirms its position on striking a balance between encouraging AI innovation and protecting copyright works, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th January 2024

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Urgent need for terrorism AI laws, warns think tank – BBC News

Posted January 4th, 2024 in artificial intelligence, internet, news, terrorism by sally

‘The UK should “urgently consider” new laws to stop AI recruiting terrorists, a counter-extremism think tank says.’

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BBC News, 3rd January 2024

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AI cannot be an inventor under UK patent law, rules Supreme Court – OUT-LAW.com

‘Artificial intelligence (AI) systems cannot be the owner of, nor be transferred, patent rights in the UK, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th December 2023

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The New Dilemma: Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Professionals in Courts and Write Judgments in Public Law? – Lamb Chambers

Posted December 20th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, chambers articles, legal profession, news by sally

‘When discussing AI’s role in replacing advocates and writing judgments in public law cases, it is important to recognise that this involves speculation about how AI’s future development, and is not rooted in AI’s current technological capabilities.’

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Lamb Chambers, 8th November 2023

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Judicial Guidance – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 15th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, codes of practice, consultations, judges, judiciary, news by tracey

‘The use of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) throughout society continues to increase, and so does its relevance to the court and tribunal system. All judicial office holders must be alive to the potential risks. Of particular importance, as the guidance document emphasises, is the need to be aware that the public versions of these tools are open in nature and therefore that no private or confidential information should be entered into them.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 12th December 2023

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Woman who used nine ‘fabricated’ AI cases in court loses appeal – The Indepdendent

‘A woman who used nine “fabricated” ChatGPT cases to appeal against a penalty for capital gains tax has had her case rejected by a court.’

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The Independent, 14th December 2023

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Generative AI has turned legal tech adoption “on its head” – Legal Futures

Posted December 14th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, law firms, news by sally

‘The arrival of generative AI has turned the process of legal tech purchasing and adoption “on its head”, the head of innovation and legal technology at national firm Addleshaw Goddard has said.’

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Legal Futures, 14th December 2023

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Generative AI could be useful “secondary tool”, judges told – Legal Futures

Posted December 13th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, judges, judiciary, news by sally

‘Generative AI could be a “potentially useful secondary tool” for judges to use in the course of their work, according to new guidance from the senior judiciary.’

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2023

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Litigant unwittingly put fake cases generated by AI before tribunal – Legal Futures

‘Nine authorities put before the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) by a litigant in person challenging a penalty from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) were fakes generated by an artificial intelligence (AI) system like ChatGPT, a judge has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 7th December 2023

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Is an Artificial Neural Network a computer programme ineligible for patent protection? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This fascinating case is imperative reading for anyone not computer literate who wishes to understand the concept of an Artificial Neural Network. In recent times the courts have had to grapple with the difficulties of this concept in relation to traditional computers and software. This appeal raised new questions because it involved deciding whether the use of an aspect of Artificial Intelligence, namely an Artificial Neural Network (“ANN”), in the circumstances of this case, fell under section 1(2)(c) of the Patents Act 1977 which excludes from patent protection “a program for a computer … as such”..’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd November 2023

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UK ICO challenges Clearview AI ruling – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK’s data protection authority has lodged an appeal against a tribunal ruling that found it did not have the power to take enforcement action against facial recognition software developer Clearview AI.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st November 2023

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SRA issues report on opportunities and risks of AI – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority has set out its views on the opportunities – and risks – presented by artificial intelligence (AI).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st November 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Generative AI could make contract negotiation “worse” – Legal Futures

Posted November 20th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, contracts, news by tracey

‘Generative artificial intelligence (AI) could make commercial contract negotiations “worse”, the founder of contracting specialists Radiant Law has argued.’

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Legal Futures, 20th November 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk