LawtechUK: Regulatory risks of AI “inhibiting law firm adoption” – Legal Futures

‘Hesitation about adopting artificial intelligence (AI) by law firms nervous of the risks presented by a regulatory grey area is causing a bottleneck that needs to be cleared, according to LawtechUK.’

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Legal Futures, 18th January 2023

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What the UK’s six AI principles mean for financial services – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 6th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, financial regulation, news by tracey

‘Financial services firms can take steps now to prepare for the planned introduction of a new system of regulation for artificial intelligence (AI) systems in the UK.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th January 2023

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Information commissioner warns firms over ‘emotional analysis’ technologies – The Guardian

‘The information commissioner has warned companies to steer clear of “emotional analysis” technologies or face fines, because of the “pseudoscientific” nature of the field.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2022

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Approaches to diversity, technology and adding value are the three most pressing issues for 2022 for legal profession, says senior judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘The three most pressing issues for the legal profession in 2022 are its approach to diversity, the adoption of new technologies, and the need to find ways to add value, the Master of the Rolls has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th October 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Lawyers of the future “could face pressure to upgrade brains” – Legal Futures

‘Lawyers of the future could face pressure to augment their “cognitive capacity” through neurotechnology if they want to become partners or meet client demands, a report for the Law Society has speculated.’

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Legal Futures, 10th August 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Artificial intelligence rules to require human liability – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 19th, 2022 in artificial intelligence, bills, data protection, news by sally

‘Artificial intelligence systems will have to identify a legal person to be held responsible for any problems under proposals for regulating AI unveiled by the government today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th July 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

UK data watchdog investigates whether AI systems show racial bias – The Guardian

‘The UK data watchdog is to investigate whether artificial intelligence systems are showing racial bias when dealing with job applications.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2022

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AI raises ‘challenges’ with existing product liability law, study finds – OUT-LAW.com

‘UK product liability laws need to be updated to address the use of artificial intelligence (AI), an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th June 2022

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Computer Says No! Automated Decision-Making in the Public Sector, with the Public Law Project – Law Pod UK

Posted April 22nd, 2022 in artificial intelligence, computer programs, news, podcasts by sally

‘The application of technology to both justice and wider government decision-making is moving apace.’

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Law Pod UK, 22nd April 2022

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Tetyana Krupiy: The Modern Bill of Rights creates barriers to challenging algorithmic decisions – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted April 19th, 2022 in artificial intelligence, benefits, electronic filing, fraud, human rights, news by sally

‘Challenging inaccurate decisions of public authorities which fundamentally impact the life of the British public, could soon be harder. The UK government plans to replace the Human Rights Act 1998 with a Modern Bill of Rights. Its package of law reform proposals will make it very hard, and in some cases impossible, for individuals to challenge decisions produced by the operation of artificial intelligence decision-making processes in court. While individuals who experience discrimination in their daily lives will be particularly affected, all individuals will face barriers to accessing justice. This development is important in light of the fact that the UK government formulated a strategic priority in 2017 to create conditions for the growth of the artificial intelligence industry in the United Kingdom. As a follow up the UK government set up the Government Digital Service and the Office for Artificial Intelligence in 2019 in order to inform public authorities about how they can embed artificial intelligence technology into the provision of public services. This suggests that public authorities will make increasing reliance on the employment of artificial intelligence decision-making processes. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is already using artificial intelligence technology to detect which individuals are fraudulently claiming benefits.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 19th April 2022

Source: ukconstitutionallaw.org

Peers call for national body to regulate use of AI in justice system – Legal Futures

‘Peers have called for the creation of a new national body to regulate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the justice system and elsewhere in the public sector.’

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Legal Futures, 30th March 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Facial recognition firm faces possible £17m privacy fine – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2021 in artificial intelligence, data protection, facial mapping, fines, news, privacy by tracey

‘An Australian firm which claims to have a database of more than 10 billion facial images is facing a potential £17m fine over its handling of personal data in the UK.’

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BBC news, 29th November 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

We need real decisions about artificial intelligence – Local Government Lawyer

‘The regulatory framework around the use of artificial intelligence by local authorities is inadequate but existing governance mechanisms can address concerns, writes Sue Chadwick.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th November 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Civil justice system “in desperate need of modernisation” – Legal Futures

Posted November 4th, 2021 in artificial intelligence, civil justice, dispute resolution, news, reports by sally

‘The civil justice system and some areas of the law in England and Wales are “in desperate need of modernisation”, a report by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has found.’

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Legal Futures, 4th November 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Uber Faces Legal Action Over ‘Racist’ Facial Recognition Software – Each Other

‘Uber is facing legal action following revelations that its facial recognition algorithm is five times more likely to cause the termination of darker-skinned workers.’

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Each Other, 11th October 2021

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Can AI qualify as an “inventor” for the purposes of patent law? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that an artificial intelligence machine cannot qualify as an “inventor” for the purposes of Sections 7 and 13 of the Patents Act because it is not a person. Further, in determining whether a person had the right to apply for a patent under Section 7(2)(b), there was no rule of law that new intangible property produced by existing tangible property was the property of the owner of the tangible property, and certainly no rule that property in an invention created by a machine was owned by the owner of the machine.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th September 2021

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UK employers can expect wave of new data and AI guidance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 1st, 2021 in artificial intelligence, data protection, employment, equality, news, privacy by sally

‘Fresh guidance on monitoring workers and on using artificial intelligence (AI) tools in recruitment is to be issued to employers in the UK under plans announced by two UK regulators.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st August 2021

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Malleable memory and the reliability of witness evidence in a digital age – Litigation Futures

Posted June 22nd, 2021 in artificial intelligence, documents, evidence, news, witnesses by sally

‘One of the topics explored by a recent panel of international experts at London International Disputes Week was the malleability (and thus fallibility) of human memory and the resultant impact on reliable witness evidence.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd June 2021

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Government considers plans to create national hub for court judgments – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 10th, 2021 in artificial intelligence, courts, judgments, Ministry of Justice, news by tracey

‘Plans to create the first single comprehensive repository of England and Wales court judgments are being considered by the government, the Gazette understands. Such a service, run by the National Archives, would publish almost every decision made by courts and tribunals, unlike the current selective system run by the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII).’

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Law Society's Gazette, 10th May 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Call for work to make consumer-facing legal documents more intelligible – Legal Futures

‘Lawyers need to make consumer-facing legal documents more engaging, and regulators and industry should consider measures to ensure they are intelligible, a report has recommended.’

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Legal Futures, 19th April 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk